human rights watch

  • December 15, 2017

    Sri Lanka joined the international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines on 13 December, 2017. Human Rights Watch said “This should spur other countries that haven’t joined the treaty to review their position and address any obstacles to joining it.”

  • December 13, 2017

    Gambia’s truth commission bill, to be debated on 13 December 13 2017, is an important opportunity to shed light on human rights violations committed during the rule of former President Yahya Jammeh, Human Rights Watch says.

  • December 9, 2017

    The Mexican Senate should reject legislation that would enshrine the role of the Mexican armed forces in law enforcement activities, Human Rights Watch has said.

  • December 6, 2017

    Mauritania's draft law would make the death penalty mandatory for the crime of 'insulting' or 'mocking' God, the Quran, or the Prophet Muhammad.

  • December 4, 2017

    The United States’ move to end its longstanding policy not to use unreliable cluster munitions completely disregards the widely accepted international ban on these weapons, says Human Rights Watch.

  • November 28, 2017

    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for the interior ministry to investigate and shut the Cambodian Center for Human Rights.

  • November 25, 2017

    The horrific attack by armed militants on a mosque in Egypt’s North Sinai region during Friday prayers is a grim reminder of the dangers facing Sinai residents today, Human Rights Watch said.

  • November 21, 2017

    Reports of the use of incendiary weapons in Syria mean there is an urgent need to strengthen the international law governing these exceptionally cruel weapons, says Human Rights Watch.

  • November 18, 2017

    Draft legislation pending in the Russian parliament to impose restrictions on foreign media would further undermine media freedom in Russia, says Human Rights Watch.

  • November 16, 2017

    Cambodia's Supreme Court will rule today on a case brought at the behest of the Prime Minister Hun Sen to dissolve the main opposition party.