human rights watch

  • October 7, 2016

    The closure of eight independent news and current affairs-focused TV channels effectively ends critical television news reporting in Turkey, says Human Rights Watch. The channels are among 23 television and radio stations reported by the media to face closure on the basis of a Turkish government decree.

  • August 15, 2016

    Bangladeshi authorities should immediately end the illegal detentions of Mir Qasem Ali and Humman Qader Chowdhury, arrested respectively on 9 August and 4 August 2016, say Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

  • May 5, 2016

    The leadership of the Worker’s Party of Korea selected at the upcoming party congress should urgently address the serious rights abuses committed by the government, including forced labour connected with the congress, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • October 30, 2015

    People with mental health conditions in Somaliland are increasingly forced into institutions, where they face serious abuses and poor conditions, says Human Rights Watch. The Somaliland authorities should provide oversight for all mental health facilities, prohibit chaining, and establish voluntary community-based services for people with mental health conditions.

  • January 16, 2015

    Izza Leghtas, who is Western Europe researcher at the NGO Human Rights Watch, has written an important dispatch on why France must now tackle intolerance against Jews and Muslims in the aftermath of the appalling Charlie Hebdo killings.

  • October 3, 2014

    Students protesting for democracy in Hong Kong raised their hands and refused to fight when attacked by pro-China activists today.

  • September 8, 2014

    Soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia have sexually abused and exploited vulnerable Somali women and girls on their bases in Mogadishu, says Human Rights Watch

  • August 25, 2014

    Oman joined the international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines on 20 August, says Human Rights Watch.

  • January 31, 2014

    Syrian authorities deliberately and unlawfully demolished thousands of residential buildings in Damascus and Hama in 2012, says HRW.

  • January 13, 2014

    Ariel Sharon died without facing justice for his role in the massacres of perhaps thousands of civilians, says Human Rights Watch.