Human Rights

Central African Republic: Adopt Special Court Rules

The Central African Republic’s Parliament should swiftly adopt the rules of procedure and evidence for the country’s Special Criminal Court, 40 Central African organizations, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and Human Rights Watch...

US: Reject Planned Arms Sales to Bahrain

The United States Senate should not approve two proposed arms sales totaling nearly US$1 billion to Bahrain given its government’s dismal record on human rights and relentless persecution of dissidents.

Myanmar: Deadline to Report on Rape of Rohingya to UN

Myanmar should comply with a United Nations committee’s request for information on the military’s responsibility for widespread rape of Rohingya women and girls in northern Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch and Fortify Rights said on May 24, 2018. The...

India: Police Fatally Shoot Copper Plant Protesters

Authorities in India’s Tamil Nadu state should conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the police shooting of protesters against a copper plant that left at least 12 dead and 80 injured, Human Rights Watch said on May 23, 2018...

UN calls on Algeria to stop expelling thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants

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Children in the migrant neighborhood of Niger’s Niamey, where many people are staying after...

Brazil: People With Disabilities Confined in Terrible Conditions

Thousands of children and adults with disabilities in Brazil are needlessly confined to institutions, where they may face neglect and abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on May 23, 2018. Brazil should make it a priority to provide...

Saudi Arabia: Growing Crackdown on Women’s Rights Activists

Saudi authorities have accused seven recently detained women’s rights activists and others associated with the women’s rights movement of serious crimes, Human Rights Watch said on May 23, 2018. A statement issued by the Presidency of the State...

Co-op signs Anti-Slavery Charter

We think of slavery as something from the history books but it is happening in the UK at this very moment.

Saudi Activists Targeted as Driving Ban Nears End

The Saudi Arabian activist who helped start a women's right-to-drive campaign in the kingdom said she is receiving death threats now that the driving ban is about to be lifted.

World Cup No Time to Obscure Plight of Syrians

With the lives of over two million civilians at risk in Syria’s Idlib and Daraa governorates, world leaders should abstain from attending the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Moscow, on June 14, 2018, unless the Kremlin takes meaningful steps to...