Argentina: Legalize Abortion

(Washington, DC) – The life and health of anyone who is pregnant in Argentina will be at risk as long as access to abortion and post-abortion care remains heavily restricted, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Congress should legalize abortion to protect their fundamental rights, given the insurmountable obstacles they face when trying to access abortion under the limited exceptions authorized by law. The 77-page report named […]

Greece: Move Migrant Children to Safety

Expand A child places his hands on a fence as Greek police officers stand guard at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees in Greece. © 2016 Reuters/Marko Djurica (Athens) – Greek authorities should free the 276 unaccompanied migrant children currently detained in police cells and detention centers in Greece, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to […]

Ohio, Texas Use COVID-19 to Stop Abortions

Expand An activist seen holding a placard that reads, “protect safe, legal abortion” during a Stop the Bans rally in Dayton, Ohio, May 19, 2019. © 2019 Sipa via AP Images Officials in the US states of Ohio and Texas are using the coronavirus as a politically expedient excuse to halt abortions – a move that […]

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 […]

UAE: Prisoners Denied Lifesaving HIV Treatment

Expand Dubai’s skyline, United Arab Emirates.  © 2015 REUTERS/Karim Sahib/Pool (Beirut) – United Arab Emirates (UAE) prison authorities are denying non-national HIV-positive detainees in at least one UAE prison regular and uninterrupted access to lifesaving antiretroviral treatment, Human Rights Watch said today. Detainees living with HIV are also segregated from the rest of the prison […]

Bahrain: Prisoners Denied Medical Care

Expand Six individuals held in Bahraini prisons.  © Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (Beirut) – Bahrain’s authorities are failing to provide adequate medical care to high-profile prisoners, Human Rights Watch and the Bahrain Institution for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) said. Two detained human rights defenders, as well as the family members of four detained opposition activists, […]

United Kingdom: Older People Left Without Support

Expand Older lady departing a residential area center with programs for seniors in East London.&nbsp &copy 2018 Stephanie Hancock for Human Legal rights Watch (London) &ndash Seniors in England are vulnerable to not receiving sufficient help live independent, dignified lives because of uneven assessments for social services, Human Legal rights Watch stated inside a report […]