Human Rights

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

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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’

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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...

Iraq: Change Approach to Foreign Women, Children in ISIS-Linked Trials

Iraq’s judiciary should change its approach to dealing with detained foreign women and children who are accused of affiliation with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch said on Jun 21, 2018. Since January, Iraq has proceeded with...

US: Criminal Justice System Fuels Poverty Cycle

The United States government at all levels should act to prevent the criminal justice system from punishing poverty and further impoverishing the poor, the Criminal Justice Policy Program (CJPP) at Harvard Law School and Human Rights Watch said on Jun...