Human Rights

Torture is unacceptable and unjustified ‘at all times’ underscore top UN officials

Torture in any form, is absolutely unacceptable and can never be justified, top United Nations officials said on Tuesday, urging great support for victims worldwide.

EU: Decisive Moment for Migration Policy

An European Union summit in Brussels starting on June 28, 2018, is likely to be a critical moment for the development of EU migration policy, Human Rights Watch said.

Iran: People with Disabilities Face Discrimination and Abuse

People with disabilities in Iran face discrimination, abuse, and an inaccessible environment, Human Rights Watch and the Center for Human Rights in Iran said in a joint report released on Jun 26, 2018.

ODIHR Director marks International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, calls on states to make clear no form of ill-treatment is permitted

“Torture cannot be justified under any circumstances,” Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), said on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture,...

‘All atrocity crimes are preventable’ and can never be justified – UN chief

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) addresses the UN General Assembly meeting on the...

Gambia: 2 Togolese Among Victims in Migrant Murder Case

Two Togolese have recently been discovered to be among about 50 West African migrants massacred in 2005 by a paramilitary unit controlled by former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International said on Jun 25, 2018. The...

Ukraine: Fatal Attack on Roma Settlement

Ultranationalists attacked a Roma settlement near Lviv in western Ukraine on June 23, 2018, killing one person and injuring several, including one child.

Philippines: ‘Anti-Loitering’ Arrests Target Poor

The Philippine National Police (PNP) should immediately end a “crime prevention” campaign that has disproportionately targeted “loiterers” in low-income areas of Manila and other cities, Human Rights Watch said on Jun 26, 2018. Since June 13, 2018,...

Human rights chief calls for international probe on Venezuela, following ‘shocking accounts of extrajudicial killings’

More than one million Venezuelans have left their country fleeing political violence, crime...

OAS: Condemn Egregious Abuses in Nicaragua

The Organization of American States’ (OAS) member countries should strongly call on President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua to dismantle pro-government armed gangs and cease abuses, Human Rights Watch said on Jun 22, 2018. The ambassadors to the regional...