Human Rights

Siege of Syria’s eastern Ghouta ‘barbaric and medieval’, says UN Commission of Inquiry

Harjalleh collective shelter hosted 15,754 people displaced from east Ghouta, Syria.

Indonesia: New Counterterrorism Law Imperils Rights

The Indonesian government should seek to amend provisions in the newly enacted counterterrorism law (“CT Law”) that threaten human rights protections, Human Rights Watch said in a letter sent on June 11, 2018, to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and...

US: Child Detention Tent City Image Illustrates Crisis

A satellite image taken of the desert tent city for children the US government is taking from their families shows the humanitarian crisis manufactured by the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, Human Rights Watch said on Jun...

US: Poor Medical Care, Deaths, in Immigrant Detention

Poor medical treatment contributed to more than half the deaths reported by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during a 16-month period, Human Rights Watch, the American Civil Liberties Union, Detention Watch Network, and National Immigrant...

UN: US Retreat from Rights Body Self-Defeating

The United States government’s decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council will sideline the country from key global initiatives to protect human rights.

It’s time to ‘eliminate the scourge of conflict-related sexual violence’, urges UN chief

This 15-year-old was one of Colombia’s child soldiers – some 30 per cent of whom are girls,...

Save the Children Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from U.N. Human Rights Council

Save the Children regrets the announcement of the withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly dedicated solely to strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights...

Sudan: UN’s Planned Cuts to Darfur Mission Risk Rights Protection

The United Nations Security Council should ensure that its peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region continues to conduct human rights monitoring and public reporting in all of Darfur. The mandate of the joint African Union-United Nations mission...

Thailand: UK, France Should Urge End to Military Rule

UK Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron should press Thailand’s junta leader to respect human rights and ensure a rapid transition to democratic civilian rule, Human Rights Watch said on Jun 18, 2018. Prime Minister Gen....

UN rights chief slams ‘unconscionable’ US border policy of separating migrant children from parents

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.