Human Rights

Hungary: Asylum Seekers Denied Food

Hungarian authorities have stopped food distribution since early August 2018 to some rejected asylum seekers held in transit zones on the Hungarian-Serbian border, Human Rights Watch said on Aug 22, 2018. They should immediately ensure that all asylum...

Ethiopia: Probe Years of Abuse in Somali Region

The government of Ethiopia should commit to an in-depth, independent fact-finding mission into many years of rights abuses and violations of the laws of war in eastern Ethiopia’s Somali region, Human Rights Watch said on Aug 20, 2018. This should...

Killer Robots Fail Key Moral, Legal Test

Basic humanity and the public conscience support a ban on fully autonomous weapons, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Aug 21, 2018. Countries participating in an upcoming international meeting on such “killer robots” should agree to...

‘Step backwards’ for Bosnia’s autonomous Serb region as assembly reneges on Srebrenica genocide report

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A boy rests against a woman in a camp of people displaced from Srebrenica, at the Tuzla...

Germany: Put Rights on Agenda for Putin Meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel should raise critical human rights issues when she meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Meseburg, Germany, on August 18, 2018, Human Rights Watch said the day before. The chancellor’s spokesperson has said...

Mozambique: New Media Fees Assault Press Freedom

Mozambique’s government should cancel recently imposed exorbitant fees on local and foreign media operating in the country. The new fees are a huge setback for press freedom and access to information in Mozambique.

US and Mexico child deportations drive extreme violence and trauma: UNICEF

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Teenage boys deported back from Mexico arrive at the governmental reception shelter "Nuestras...

Maldives: Opposition, Media Under Attack

The Maldives government’s intimidation of the political opposition and media threatens prospects for free and fair elections in September 2018, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Aug 16, 2018. The government of this Indian Ocean...

Egypt: Campaign to Crush Artistic Freedom

The Egyptian authorities have arrested over a dozen people in a crackdown against artists, apparently prosecuting them for exercising their freedom of speech, Human Rights Watch said on Aug 16, 2018. The government also has issued new decrees to...

Bangladesh: Wave of Arrests Over Peaceful Dissent

Bangladesh authorities are tracking social media accounts and have detained dozens of people across the country for criticizing the government over its violent crackdown on peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said on Aug 15, 2018. The recent wave...