Human Rights

Florida: Child Marriage Ban Hits a Bump

Both houses of the Florida legislature should pass a bill to set the minimum age of marriage at 18, with no exceptions, the Florida Coalition to End Child Marriage said on Feb 05,2018. The coalition, which consists of 13 organizations, as well as...

US: Nursing Homes Misuse Drugs to Control Residents

Nursing homes across the United States routinely give antipsychotic drugs to residents with dementia to control their behavior, despite rules against the misuse of drugs as “chemical restraints,” Human Rights Watch said in a report and video released...

Bahrain: New Deportations of Nationals

Bahraini authorities have deported eight stateless Bahrainis, whom they had previously stripped of their citizenship, since January 29, 2018, Human Rights Watch said on Feb 04, 2018. The deportations followed an appeals court decision to uphold a 2012...

Turkey/Syria: Border Guards Shoot, Block Fleeing Syrians

Guards at Turkey’s closed border with Syria are indiscriminately shooting at and summarily returning Syrian asylum seekers attempting to cross into Turkey, Human Rights Watch said on Feb 3, 2018.

Security operations by Myanmar show ‘established pattern’ of domination over ethnic groups – UN expert

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A reception point for Rohingya refugees at Haria Khali Primary School in Sabrang Union of Teknaf...

Thailand: 39 Democracy Activists Charged

Thai authorities should immediately drop criminal charges against 39 activists who peacefully protested military rule at a rally in Bangkok on January 27, 2018, Human Rights Watch said on Jan 02, 2018. If convicted, seven activists charged with...

Peru: Revoke Fujimori Pardon

The Peruvian government should revoke the humanitarian pardon granted to former autocratic President Alberto Fujimori, Human Rights Watch said on Jan 01 as it submitted an amicus brief to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR). The IACtHR,...

More than 1 billion women lack legal protection against domestic sexual violence, finds World Bank study

More than one billion women lack legal protection against domestic sexual violence, says new research from the World Bank.

The study, Global and Regional Trends in Women’s Legal Protection Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment, also...

ODIHR experts visit Serbia for consultations as part of Western Balkans election support project

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ODIHR election experts meeting with representatives of Serbia’s parliamentary Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues...

New law on World War II crimes in Poland can threaten freedom of expression, says OSCE Representative Désir

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Harlem Désir, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media , speaking at the opening of the Internet Freedom Conference, 13 October...