Human Rights

Regional efforts to engage men and boys on gender equality need to be strengthened, conclude experts at OSCE MenEngage expert meeting

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Elli Scambor (r), Managing director of the Institute for Masculinity Studies presenting in the panel discussion at the MenEngage...

Urgent Call to Address Gender-based Violence in Syria

The United Nations is calling for greater action to address gender-based violence and its prevention in Syria.

“Gender-based violence continues to undermine the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims in Syria,” Panos Moumtzis,...

Cambodia: Hun Sen Seeks to Shut Major Rights Group

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for the interior ministry to investigate and shut the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), a leading human rights group, Human Rights Watch said. The statement appeared linked to the politically...

Egypt: Sinai Attack Inflicts Horrendous Civilian Toll

The horrific attack by armed militants on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region during Friday prayers is a grim reminder of the dangers facing Sinai residents on Nov 24, Human Rights Watch said.

Relation between children’s rights and media, hate speech and hate crime focus of OSCE-supported regional conference on safeguarding human rights in Western Balkans

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Moderator Dragoljub Duško Vuković (c) discusses about protection of children from harmful media content during a workshop, Podgorica...

OSCE/ODIHR builds capacity of Ukrainian police in preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence

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Ukrainian police educators and officers participate in a group exercise during a capacity building event on preventing and responding...

China: France Should Spotlight Rights Crisis

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian should publicly urge respect for human rights in meetings with China’s new leadership, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 23 in a letter to the foreign minister. Le Drian is visiting China for the first time as...

Saudi Arabia: New Counterterrorism Law Enables Abuse

Saudi Arabia’s new counterterrorism law includes vague and overly broad definitions of acts of terrorism, in some cases punishable by death, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 23.

UN hails conviction of Mladic, the 'epitome of evil,' a momentous victory for justice

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Ratko Mladic, former commander of the Bosnian Serb Army, at his trial judgement at the International...

Syria: In Talks, Focus on Protecting Civilians

Russia, Turkey, and Iran should make protecting civilians a priority when they meet in Sochi, Russia on November 22, 2017, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 22. Recent airstrikes by the Russian-Syrian joint military operation that hit a market and police...