Human Rights

Vietnam: Investigate Police Response to Mass Protests

Vietnam should halt unwarranted arrests and use of force against demonstrators who turned out throughout the country to protest long-term leases in special economic zones, Human Rights Watch said on Jun 15, 2018. The government should release those...

India: Act on UN Rights Report on Kashmir

The Indian government should immediately act on the recommendations in the first-ever report by the United Nations on human rights in Kashmir, Human Rights Watch said on Jun 14, 2018.

Brick kiln workers stand up for their rights

Brick kilns workers commonly fall into debt bondage and endure hard working conditions.

Addressing the security needs of Jewish communities focus of OSCE/ODIHR event in Bratislava

Addressing the security needs of Jewish communities was the focus of an event co-organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, in co-operation...

Human rights: breaches in Russia, the Rakhine State and Bahrain

MEPs condemn detention of human rights defenders and breaches of free expression and assembly in Russia and Bahrain, and ethnic cleansing in the Rakhine State.

OSCE media freedom representative says proposed amendments to Albania’s Law on Audio-Visual Media could negatively affect public broadcaster RTSH

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir said on Jun 14, he was concerned about recent proposals to amend the Law on Audio-Visual Media in Albania.

Africa: Pregnant Girls, Young Mothers Barred from School

Tens of thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers are banned or discouraged from attending school across Africa, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Jun 14, ahead of the Day of the African Child on June 16, 2018.

Ukraine: Investigate, Punish Hate Crimes

Ukraine's authorities have not responded adequately to the growing number of violent attacks and threats promoting hate and discrimination in Ukraine by members of violent radical groups, Human Rights Watch said on Jun 14,2018. In a joint letter to...

‘True’ peace, requires standing up for human rights, says UN chief Guterres

Doves are released at UN Headquarters as part of a ceremony in observance of International...

Afghanistan: World Bank Should Aid Girls’ Education

The World Bank, along with the Afghan government and its donors, should use its new education program to reverse the declining number of girls in school in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday in a letter to bank management. The anticipated...