Human Rights

Kyrgyzstan: Repeal Protest Ban

Kyrgyz authorities should immediately repeal restrictions that prohibit any gatherings in front of the Russian Embassy in Bishkek, Human Rights Watch said on March 24, 2022. The authorities should also cancel fines imposed on three human rights...

Myanmar: Armed Forces Day Spotlights Atrocities

Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day on March 27, 2022, is an opportunity for foreign governments to take stronger action against the military’s widespread abuses, Human Rights Watch said on March 25, 2022.

Afghanistan: Reopening Girls’ Schools Needs Watching

The Taliban’s pledge to allow all girls’ secondary schools in Afghanistan to reopen on March 23, 2022, needs careful monitoring, Human Rights Watch said the day before. Aziz Ahmad Rayan, an Afghan education ministry spokesman, told the media on March...

Australia: Extreme Heat Threatens Lives

Denham Court Housing Estate in Western Sydney. Housing estates with homes crammed close...

Myanmar: US Recognizes Genocide Against Rohingya

The United States government has formally determined that the Myanmar military committed the crime of genocide and crimes against humanity against ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch said on March 21, 2022. The US government...

Afghanistan: Supporting Education for Girls, Women

High school girls in Kabul, Afghanistan, line up to go home after classes in...

For equality, respect and dignity we must ‘speak as one’ against racism: Guterres

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People march against racial discrimination in North Carolina, USA.

Vietnam: Activists Blocked from Ukraine Event

The Vietnamese authorities stopped several pro-democracy supporters from attending an event in Hanoi in support of Ukraine on March 5, 2022, following the Russian invasion, Human Rights Watch said on March 16, 2022. The Ukrainian Embassy was holding “...

Myanmar: ‘Appalling’ violations demand ‘unified and resolute international response’

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Protesters attend a march against the military coup in Myanmar.

UN rights chief decries mass execution of 81 people in Saudi Arabia

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A prison cell.