Human Rights

Rise of disinformation a symptom of ‘global diseases’ undermining public trust: Bachelet

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Social media has a huge influence in children’s lives and being constantly...

India: Free, Drop Charges Against Teesta Setalvad

The Indian authorities should immediately release the prominent human rights activist Teesta Setalvad, drop all charges against her, and stop their relentless attacks against her, Human Rights Watch said on June 28, 2022. The police said they are...

Morocco/Spain: Horrific Migrant Deaths at Melilla Border

The deaths of at least 23 African men at the Melilla-Morocco border on June 24, 2022 requires an independent, impartial investigation capable of determining what occurred and who bears responsibility for such loss of life, Human Rights Watch said on...

Put women’s rights ‘front and centre’ of climate policies: Bachelet

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Women wait for food aid at a distribution centre in Afgoye, Somalia.

Lebanon: Commitment Needed to Tackle Torture

The Lebanese authorities should effectively protect everyone, including people in detention, from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, 15 organizations said in a joint statement on the International Day in Support of...

Tanzania: Court to Rule on Education Ban for Pregnant Students

A landmark case on Tanzania’s discriminatory ban against students who are pregnant, married, or are mothers at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights could impact the rights of girls across Africa, the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in...

Actions to stem violence against women and girls ‘needed now more than ever’

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Amidst a spike in COVID-related violence against women and girls and a shortage of temporary...

Australia: Climate Protesters’ Rights Violated

The authorities in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) are disproportionately punishing climate protesters in violation of their basic rights to peaceful protest, Human Rights Watch said on June 22, 2022. New anti-protest laws currently...

A New Project to Empower and Improve the Livelihoods of Women and Girls in Liberia

The World Bank Board has approved a financing package to improve economic livelihoods and access to social services for women and girls in targeted communities, foster positive social norms, and strengthen the government's capacity to advance women...

Iran urged to halt imminent finger amputation of eight prisoners

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A view of Tehran, Iran's capital city.