Human Rights

Hong Kong: LGBT-Themed Books Restricted in Libraries

Hong Kong authorities should immediately reverse a decision to place 10 children’s books with LGBT themes in the “closed stacks” of public libraries, Human Rights Watch said on Jul 10 in a letter to Hong Kong’s Home Affairs Bureau. One of the books,...

Nicaragua: Senior Officials Responsible for Abuse

High-level Nicaraguan officials bear responsibility for grave, pervasive abuses being committed on their watch, Human Rights Watch said on Jul 10, 2018. These officials have failed to take meaningful steps to prevent or punish human rights violations...

US: Strengthen Targeted Sanctions on Burma

The US Congress should adopt legislation to enhance targeted sanctions against Burmese military commanders who are implicated in serious human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said on Jul 09 in a letter to congressional leaders with 45 other...

NATO: Bolster Inquiries Into Afghan Civilian Deaths

NATO has failed to fully investigate alleged unlawful airstrikes in Afghanistan, which may contribute to rising civilian casualties, Human Rights Watch said on Jul 09, 2018. Member countries attending the NATO Summit in Brussels on July 10-11, 2018,...

Ethiopia: Torture in Somali Region Prison

Prison officials and security forces have arbitrarily detained and tortured prisoners for years in the notorious regional prison known as Jail Ogaden. Ethiopia’s new prime minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed, should urgently order investigations into the horrific...

France: Child Migrants Left Adrift in Paris

Child protection authorities in Paris are using flawed age assessment procedures for unaccompanied migrant children, excluding many from care they need and are entitled to, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on July 04, 2018. Hundreds of...

Palestinian Bedouin community faces demolition after Israeli court ruling, warns UN rights office

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Many Bedouin and herding communities in Area C of the West Bank are prevented from improving...

US: Renew ‘Temporary Protection’ for Yemenis

The United States government should renew its grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Yemenis living in the US, Human Rights Watch said on July 03, 2018. Anyone forcibly returned to Yemen faces serious risks to their personal safety from the...

US: Undocumented Crime Fighters Deserve Protection

Undocumented immigrants brave enough to come forward to report crime, need to know they can safely approach police without fear of deportation, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on July 03, 2018. Congress should preserve and expand...

Indonesia: Anti-LGBT Crackdown Fuels Health Crisis

Indonesian authorities are fueling an HIV epidemic through complicity in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The government’s failure to halt arbitrary and unlawful raids by police and militant Islamists on...