Human Rights

Afghanistan: ICC Prosecutor Asks to Open Inquiry

The International Criminal Court prosecutor’s request for an investigation in Afghanistan on November 20, 2017, could begin a long overdue path to justice for victims of grave international crimes, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 20, releasing a...

'Unity, solidarity and collaboration' can turn tide on terrorism, bolster human rights, says UN chief

Secretary-General António Guterres delivers lecture at the School of Oriental and African Studies of...

Human rights: Sudan, Somalia and Madagascar

MEPs call for an end to the arbitrary detention of journalists in Sudan, condemn the terrorist attacks in Somalia, and express their concern regarding the upcoming elections in Madagascar.

Cambodia: Supreme Court Dissolves Democracy

Cambodia’s government-controlled Supreme Court on November 16, 2017, dissolved the main opposition party and imposed political bans of five years on 118 of its members, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 17.

China: Release Gravely Ill Critics

The Chinese government should immediately and unconditionally release from detention rights activist Huang Qi and bookseller Yiu Mantin, who are seriously ill, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 17. Authorities should also allow the two, who have been...

Libya’s detention of migrants ‘is an outrage to humanity,’ says UN human rights chief Zeid

In Libya, dozens of migrants sleep alongside one another in a cramped cell in Tripoli's...

UN warns of trafficking, sexual abuse in shadow of Rohingya refugee crisis

Displaced persons near Sittwe, Myanmar in December 2013.

Cambodia: Democracy Faces Death

Cambodia’s Supreme Court should resist government pressure to rule on dissolving the country’s main opposition party, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 15. Cambodia’s international donors and supporters should state clearly that dissolution of the...

China: End Conversion Therapy in Medical Settings

The Chinese government should take immediate steps to stop public hospitals and private clinics from offering conversion therapy, Human Rights Watch said in a new report on Nov 14. Those facilities’ “treatments,” which aspire to change an individual’s...

Burma: Army Report Whitewashes Ethnic Cleansing

The Burmese military’s latest claim that its forces did not commit abuses during recent operations against ethnic Rohingya in Rakhine State is contrary to a large and growing body of evidence, Human Rights Watch said on Nov 14. On November 13, 2017, a...