Human Rights

China: Answer Tiananmen Massacre Calls for Justice

The Chinese government should acknowledge and take responsibility for the massacre of pro-democracy protesters in June 1989, Human Rights Watch said on May 31, 2018. Authorities should immediately release activists held for commemorating the occasion...

Canada leading the way on women’s inclusion and empowerment, says OECD

Canada has made significant progress on gender equality in the last few years, developing institutions, policies, tools and accountability structures that position it as a leader in an area increasingly seen as a cornerstone of inclusive growth,...

Human rights: breaches in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Sudan

MEPs call for the respect of human rights defenders, fair treatment of prisoners and for the respect of women’s rights in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.

Putin Critic Browder Detained, Released by Spanish Police

Spanish police on Wednesday briefly detained Bill Browder, a U.S.-born British financier and prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who tweeted he had been arrested at the request of Russia.

Cameroon: Armed Separatists Holding School Principal

The kidnappers of a school principal in Cameroon’s Southwest province should immediately release her unharmed, Human Rights Watch said on May 29, 2018. The abductions of two principals took place on May 25, 2018, during heightened violence and abuses...

Maldives: Opposition Candidates Barred From Election

The Maldives’ Election Commission should end its politically motivated exclusion of opposition party candidates from the September 2018 presidential elections, Human Rights Watch said on May 29, 2018.

Paris Summit: Perilous Drive for Libya Elections

French President Emmanuel Macron should ensure that four Libyan leaders meeting in Paris on May 29, 2018, pledge to improve human rights and ensure conditions conducive for a free and fair vote ahead of any planned elections, Human Rights Watch said...

Israeli Banks Profit From Settlements

Most of Israel’s largest banks are providing services that help support, maintain, and expand unlawful settlements by financing their construction in the occupied West Bank.

International Effort to End ‘Me Too’ Abuses

Governments, employers, and workers from around the world will meet beginning May 28, 2018, to discuss a proposed international treaty on violence and harassment in the workplace, Human Rights Watch said on May 27. Human Rights Watch has issued a...

Japan: Urge Vietnam to Respect Human Rights

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should pressure Vietnam to immediately end its crackdown on peaceful activists and improve its severely deteriorating rights record, Human Rights Watch said on May 27. Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang will visit...