Nigeria: COVID-19 Cases On the Rise

Expand A securityman administers sanitiser to a visitor to a state hospital in Lagos, on February 28, 2020.  © PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images   (Abuja, March 25, 2020) – The Nigerian government should ensure that its response to the COVID-19 pandemic is rooted in respect for human rights by ensuring access to standard […]

China Again in UN Hotseat Over Xinjiang Abuses

Expand Government social media post in April 2017 shows detainees in a political education camp in Lop County, Hotan Prefecture, Xinjiang.  © Xinjiang Bureau of Justice WeChat Account This week China found itself in the hotseat at the United Nations, where it was questioned about the more than one million Turkic Muslims whom Chinese authorities […]

Australia: Bring Home Children of Fighters in Syria

Expand  Al-Hawl camp in Syria © 2019 Human Rights Watch (Sydney) – The Australian government should bring home Australian children of parents who may have joined armed groups and who are living in deplorable conditions in camps in Syria, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Save the Children said today. The following is their statement: […]

China: Protect 7 North Koreans Fleeing Oppression

Expand Pedestrians walk by a statue of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong outside the railway station in the Chinese city of Dandong bordering North Korea in northeastern China’s Liaoning province on Saturday, February 23, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Dake Kang (New York) – China should not forcibly deport seven detained North Koreans who face a grave […]