Human Rights

Human Rights breaches in China, Belarus and United Arab Emirates

MEPs deplore arbitrary arrests and detentions of ethnic minorities, journalists and human rights defenders in China, Belarus and the United Arab Emirates.

UK leads the charge in eradicating modern slavery

A new programme supporting Pakistan tackle child labour, has been launched by the UK government. The AAWAZ II programme, which has been launched by the UK’s Department for International Development, will enable communities and support stronger...

Child sexual abuse and exploitation: UN event sheds light on the unthinkable

An 18-year-old girl at a centre for abused and trafficked children in Almaty city, Kazakhstan...

Guinea: Bauxite Mining Boom Threatens Rights

Guinea’s fast-growing bauxite mining industry is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Guineans, Human Rights Watch said in a report released October 4, 2018. Mining has destroyed ancestral farmlands, damaged water sources and coated homes and...

Eritrea: Diplomacy Changes, but Political Prisoners Remain

The recent arrest of Eritrea’s former finance minister is a troubling sign that repressive tactics continue despite changes in Eritrea’s diplomatic engagements. Human Rights Watch released a video about Eritrean political prisoners including 21 senior...

Egypt: Enforced Disappearance of Prominent Rights Defender

Egyptian police have forcibly disappeared a prominent human rights defender and lawyer, Ezzat Ghoneim, Human Rights Watch said on October 03. Ghoneim has been in custody since March 2018, and his release was ordered by a court on September 4.

Lebanon: Discriminatory Nationality Law

Lebanon should amend an outdated nationality law to ensure that children and spouses of Lebanese women have the same right to citizenship as those of Lebanese men, Human Rights Watch said on October 03.

European Union and United Nations join forces to end femicide in Latin America under the Spotlight Initiative

With the €50 million investment, the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative will fund new and innovative programmes in Argentina, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico, to help women and girls live lives free from violence and to eradicate femicide in...

India: Top Court OK’s Biometric ID Program

India’s Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the biometric identification project, Aadhaar, on September 26, 2018, Human Rights Watch said on September 27, 2018.

Australia Needs to Guarantee Military Exports are Not Used in Unlawful Attacks in Yemen: Joint NGO Letter

The Australian government must ensure that its military exports are not contributing to violations of international law by the warring parties in Yemen, Save the Children, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch said in a joint letter to the...