South Korea Shouldn’t Backslide on LGBT Rights

Expand Participants march with a rainbow flag during a gay pride parade in Seoul © AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon   Conservative lawmakers in South Korea have already blocked the passage of nondiscrimination laws that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and other minorities. Now, they’re trying to defang one of the few watchdogs […]

Holding Companies Accountable for US Detention Abuses

May 5, 2017 Video Video: Substandard Medical Care in US Immigration Detention New evidence has emerged of dangerously subpar medical care in United States immigration detention at a time when the Trump administration is seeking to increase its use. On November 25, a group of activists delivered a petition to the Nakamoto Group to call […]

Spread the Progress on Children’s Rights to All

November 20, 2019 Video Children Know Their Rights Over the past three decades, every country in the world – except the United States – has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, committing to help children thrive and protect them from exploitation and abuse. Today is World Children’s Day, marking 30 […]

Australia: Press for Release of Vietnam Detainees

(Sydney) – The Australian government should publicly and privately press the Vietnamese government to overturn the convictions of a detained Australian and two of his Vietnamese colleagues, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Australia’s foreign minister, Marise Payne, that was released today. Expand Chau Van Kham. © 2017 Private In November 2019, the Australian, Chau Van Kham, and his colleagues, […]

ICC: Changes Needed to Deliver Justice

Expand Seventeenth session of the International Criminal Court’s Assembly of States Parties in The Hague, Netherlands, December 2018.  © 2018 Syd Boyd/Coalition for the International Criminal Court (The Hague) – The annual meeting of International Criminal Court (ICC) member countries is a pivotal moment to strengthen the court’s delivery of justice, Human Rights Watch said […]

Myanmar: More Jail Time for Satirical Troupe

Expand Activists hold blue shirts that read: “Condemning on charge by military [is] oppressing freedom of expression,” during the trial of members of the Student Union and leaders of Peacock Generation “Thangyat” performance group in Yangon, Myanmar.  © 2019 AP Photo/Thein Zaw (Bangkok) – A Yangon court handed down more convictions against members of a satirical theater […]

Don’t Shield Suspected UK War Criminals from Justice

Expand The mother and son of Baha Mousa hold pictures of him at their house in Basra on September 7, 2011. © 2011 Reuters A BBC TV Panorama investigation has reported that the British government and military repeatedly covered up evidence of war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The allegations are deeply disturbing, but unsurprising […]

Vietnam: Longtime Critic Facing Trial

(Bangkok) – Vietnamese authorities should drop all charges against the blogger Pham Van Diep and immediately release him, Human Rights Watch said today. Expand Pham Van Diep  © 2018 private Pham Van Diep will face trial on November 26, 2019 in Thanh Hoa Province on charges of posting, liking, and sharing information on Facebook in […]

Australia: Prevent Restraint in Aged Care

October 8, 2019 Video Video: Nursing Homes in Australia Routinely Sedate Older People Monica has dementia and lives with her husband in a facility near Melbourne. Her son realized she was being given a cocktail of drugs when he asked to see her charts. After extensive negotiation, Monica’s doctor and facility staff agreed to wean […]