Human Rights

Central Asia: Violent Response to Protests Fuels Rights Violations

Authorities in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan used unjustified lethal force to respond to protests in 2022 and have utterly failed to ensure accountability for a multitude of human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report...

Iran: UN rights chief Türk warns against further ‘State-sanctioned killing’

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A view of Tehran, Iran's capital city.

Peru: UN rights office calls for probe into protestor deaths

Investigations must be held into deaths and injuries that have occurred amid ongoing anti-government protests in Peru, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, responding to the latest bloodshed.

Rwanda’s President Politicizes Refugee Rights

This week, Rwandan President Paul Kagame delivered a stark warning to refugees fleeing renewed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo: “We cannot keep being host to refugees for which, later on, we are held accountable in some way, or even...

Myanmar: Hundreds of political prisoners released, but thousands remain in jail

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Protesters in Washington DC, United States, march against the military takeover...

‘Urgent need’ for more accountability from social media giants to curb hate speech: UN experts

An anti-racism protest takes place in Colorado, USA.

Kenyan Gay Rights Activist Found Dead

The body of a Kenyan gay rights activist was found in a metal box discarded along a road in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu county, in the western region of the country.

UN expert on Myanmar: Security Council resolution not strong enough on 'systematic gross human rights violations'

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A demonstration against Myanmar's military coup takes place outside the White...

Belarus: New Laws Target Critics in Exile

Belarusian parliament passed legislative amendments to a 2002 citizenship law that could be used to target members of the political opposition, activists, and other critics in exile, Human Rights Watch said on December 22, 2022. The draft law, if...

India: Data Protection Bill Fosters State Surveillance

The Indian government should amend its proposed data protection law to protect people’s privacy instead of enabling unchecked state surveillance, Human Rights Watch said on December 22, 2022. The government has submitted the draft Digital Personal...