Human Rights

Lebanon: UN tribunal identifies names of four men accused of Hariri murder

Special Tribunal for Lebanon

UN calls for more funds to save lives across Horn of Africa

After a 25-day trek from Somalia, a family arrives at Dadaab camp in Kenya and receives a 15-day food ration from WFP

Pakistan: Security Forces ‘Disappear’ Opponents in Balochistan

Government Fails to Confront Military, Intelligence Agencies on Abuses

Demonstration in front of Pakistan's Supreme Court by relatives of "disappeared" persons from Balochistan province, January 5, 2010.

UN/Sudan: Southern Kordofan Needs International Monitors

Security Council Should Press for an Immediate End to Attacks

The United Nations Security Council should take immediate steps to ensure international monitoring in Southern Kordofan, where reports of massive human rights violations by Sudanese forces have emerged, Human Rights Watch said today. Council members, who meet on July 28, 2011, should press all parties to end immediately the indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on civilians and should warn those responsible for these crimes that they will be held accountable.

INDONESIA: Courts verdict encourages further attacks against religious minorities

Three to six months in prison was the shocking sentence given to the perpetrators of the mob killing of three Ahmadiyahs earlier this year. The remaining perpetrators will be released on the reading of the verdict on 23 August this year. Most of them will be released during the coming weeks. This lenient punishment and the conduct of the judges in the trial sends a clear signal to religious fundamentalists that they not need to worry about the law and constitutional protection of minorities.

Protections must be enforced as part of Australia-Malaysia refugee deal – UN


COTE D'IVOIRE: Ex-combatant street youths demand payment

In many police stations where FRCI are still posted, neighbourhood families often bring in meals

Local Oakland Bar, SomaR, Announces Ticket Holder Drink Discounts

Local Oakland bar, SomaR Bar, teams up with The Fox Theater and The Paramount Theater by offering drink discounts to ticket holders. A show of a ticket will get you two glasses of wine or beer for the price of one, or $2 off a specialty cocktail.

Whether it’s with a group of friends, or a date, for the show of a ticket you can get drink discounts at Oakland’s SomaR Bar.

Global: Schools No Havens in War Zones

Governments Should Outlaw Attacks on, and Military Use of, Education Sites

Schoolchildren sit in a makeshift classroom in the courtyard of the Birhni Middle School. The school was bombed by Maoist guerillas on December 27, 2009. Maoist guerillas have been responsible for several attacks on public schools and other government buildings in this district, harming access to education to thousands of children. Birhni, Aurangabad district, Bihar State.
© 2010 Moises Saman/Magnum Photos for Human Rights Watch

Bahrain: Systematic Attacks on Medical Providers

Stop Targeting Medics, Patients, Health Facilities

Masked soldiers in a hallway at the Salmaniya Medical Complex after military and security forces occupied the hospital on March 16, 2011.