Human Rights

New UN rights chief pledges to push back on ‘centuries of prejudice and discrimination’

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights...

Vietnam: Drop Charges Against Rights Campaigner

Vietnamese authorities should drop all charges against Nguyen Trung Truc for peaceful rights activism and release him immediately, Human Rights Watch said on September 10, 2018.

UN Rights Council: Secure Justice for Myanmar Victims

The United Nations Human Rights Council should act to preserve evidence and create a path to justice for victims of atrocities in Myanmar, Human Rights Watch said on Sep 10, 2018 in issuing a question and answer document. The Human Rights Council is...

China: Massive Crackdown in Muslim Region

The Chinese government is conducting a mass, systematic campaign of human rights violations against Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang in northwestern China.

Thailand: Drop Cases for Online Reporting on Alleged Rape

Thai authorities are wrongfully prosecuting online news outlets and social media users for reporting an alleged rape case at a popular tourist island in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said on Sep 07, 2018.

‘Children’s crisis’ in South Sudan must be addressed, says top UN official calling for real accountability

Former child soldiers are released in Yambio in South Sudan in February 2018.

Verdict against South Sudan soldiers ‘finally delivers justice’ – UN Mission

Internally displaced persons slithering at a UN protection of civilians site in Juba, South...

Qatar: End All Migrant Worker Exit Visas

The bill that Qatar’s emir signed on September 4, 2018 now allows foreign workers the right to leave the country but excludes several key groups of workers and falls short of Qatar’s reform pledges over the last year, Human Rights Watch said on Sep 06...

India: Supreme Court Strikes Down Sodomy Law

India’s landmark Supreme Court decision that criminalizing consensual same-sex conduct is unconstitutional is a major victory for human rights and the LGBT people’s rights to privacy and non-discrimination in the world’s second most populous country...

Burundi: ‘They’re hiding the bodies’ after summary executions, say UN investigators

Doudou Diène, President of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi.