Human Rights

US: Devastating Impact of Trump’s Immigration Policy

A surge in immigration arrests of people living in the United States under the Trump administration is having a devastating impact on long-term immigrants with strong ties to the US.

Iraq: Flawed Prosecution of ISIS Suspects

The Iraqi government and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) are conducting thousands of trials of Islamic State suspects without a strategy to prioritize the worst abuses under Iraqi and international law, Human Rights Watch said in a report released...

UN rights chief calls for probe into attacks against Rohingya, says genocide ‘cannot be ruled out’

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A Rohingya refugee holds an infant in his arms as he stands alongside children and...

Yemen: Ali Abdullah Saleh Leaves Behind Grim Legacy

The killing of former longtime Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, on December 4, 2017, underlines the need for governments to support the new United Nations expert panel to investigate abuses by all sides to Yemen’s war, Human Rights Watch said on...

Remove physical and cultural barriers; build inclusive societies 'for, by and with persons with disabilities' – UN

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DR Congo: Rebels Were Recruited to Crush Protests

Senior security force officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo mobilized over 200 former M23 rebel fighters from neighboring countries to quash protests against President Joseph Kabila in December 2016, Human Rights Watch said in a report released...

59 Countries Delegates Gather in the 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education

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The opening ceremony of the 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education (ICHRE) took place at the Concordia University, Montreal...

Libya: Mass Extra-Judicial Execution

Armed groups loyal to Libyan National Army forces (LNA) appear to have summarily executed dozens of men in the LNA-controlled town of al-Abyar, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 29.

Venezuela: Systematic Abuses of Opponents

The Venezuelan government has systematically used brutal treatment, including torture, against anti-government protesters and political opponents, Human Rights Watch and the Penal Forum, a Venezuelan rights group, said in a report released on Nov 29...

Vietnam: EU Should Press for Release of Political Prisoners

The European Union should press the Vietnamese government to release all political prisoners and detainees; end repression of freedom of speech, association, and assembly; and take steps to end police brutality, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 28. The...