Human Rights

Lebanon: Mass Evictions of Syrian Refugees

At least 13 municipalities in Lebanon have forcibly evicted at least 3,664 Syrian refugees from their homes and expelled them from the municipalities, apparently because of their nationality or religion, while another 42,000 refugees remain at risk of...

Iraq: Officials Dispose of Potential War Crime Evidence

An incident on March 29, 2018, in which government workers removed about 80 bodies from a damaged house, raised suspicions of a cover-up of killings of possible Islamic State (also known as ISIS) suspects, Human Rights Watch said on Apr 20, 2018....

ODIHR Director urges Armenian authorities to protect and ensure right to freedom of peaceful assembly

Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), on April 19, urged the authorities in Armenia to protect and ensure the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in the country, as protests...

Human rights: breaches in Gaza, the Philippines and Belarus

MEPs call for de-escalation of violence in Gaza, an end to extrajudicial killings in the Philippines and protection of civil and political rights in Belarus.

Iraq: ISIS Suspects’ Homes Confiscated

Iraqi security officers are denying immediate relatives of suspected Islamic State (also known as ISIS) members security clearance to reclaim homes being occupied or to seek compensation, Human Rights Watch said on Apr 19, 2018. Security forces have...

Syria: Justice Needed for 7 Years of Abuse

UN member states should fully fund and cooperate with a new UN team to gather and preserve evidence of serious crimes in Syria for future prosecutions, Human Rights Watch said. On April 18, 2018, the head of the new team, Catherine Marchi-Uhel, will...

Lebanon: Positive Step for Refugee Children

A new regulation allowing some Syrian teenagers to get temporary legal status in Lebanon more easily is a positive and long-awaited step, Human Rights Watch said on Apr 17, 2018. Lebanese authorities should ensure that all children can maintain legal...

France: Bill Could Undermine Asylum Seekers’ Rights

A bill before the French Parliament on immigration and asylum could jeopardize access to protection and should be revised, Human Rights Watch said on Apr 16, 2018. The National Assembly will examine the bill in the week of April 16, 2018, and the...

Protect indigenous people’s land rights and the whole world will benefit, UN forum declares

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Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief of the Onondaga Nation, delivers the ceremonial welcome at the opening...

South Korea: Press Human Rights in Discussions with North Korea

South Korea should press for human rights issues to be included in all discussions with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including in the agenda of the summit between South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong...