Human Rights

Zimbabwe: SADC, AU Should Denounce Crackdown

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union should urgently and publicly speak out against the Zimbabwe government’s crackdown on peaceful anti-corruption protests on July 31, 2020.

Pakistan: End Anti-Corruption Agency’s Abuses

Pakistani authorities should follow up a recent Supreme Court decision and cease using the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to detain critics of the government, Human Rights Watch said on August 06, 2020. The authorities should investigate and...

Independent rights experts call on India to remedy ‘alarming’ situation in Jammu and Kashmir

Friday prayers in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.

Protect Human Rights Defenders in Liberia

Recent credible threats against human rights defenders who, for many years, have been fighting for justice alongside victims of Liberia's civil wars are a source of great concern, nine human rights organizations said on August 05, 2020.

Russia: Activist Facing Charges Over Peaceful Protest

Russian authorities are prosecuting a Moscow municipal assembly member and opposition political activist for allegedly repeatedly breaking public assembly rules, Human Rights Watch said on August 04, 2020. The prosecution violates respect for freedom...

Leaving No Roma behind during a pandemic, and beyond: a UN Resident Coordinator’s Blog

Celebrating the handover of housing units to Roma community members in Serbia.

Mauritania: President Should Lead Reform Process

Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Ghezouani should lead a process to reform repressive laws that muzzle speech and act decisively to advance women’s rights as he marks his first year in office on August 1, 2020, Human Rights Watch said on August 01...

Backsliding in Taiwan’s Human Rights Protection and Rule of Law

Tens of thousands population protest under the heavy rain.

Myanmar: End Unlawful Internet Restrictions

Myanmar’s government should immediately lift internet restrictions in Rakhine and Chin States that have put civilians at added risk, Human Rights Watch said on July 27, 2020. Government restrictions on the internet have hampered the coordination of...

Yemen: Allow UN to Secure Oil Supertanker

Houthi authorities in Yemen should immediately permit United Nations experts access to a supertanker moored off Yemen’s coast that risks spilling over a million barrels of crude oil into the Red Sea, Human Rights Watch said on July 27, 2020. The UN...