Mali: Militias, Armed Islamists Ravage Central Mali

Expand  A woman walks with her daughter past the remains of homes that were destroyed during the March 23, 2019 attack on Ogossagou village by armed Dogon men in which over 150 civilians were killed.  © 2019 UNICEF/Keita (Bamako) – Armed groups in Mali have escalated their attacks on civilians, massacring people in their villages, […]

Prioritize Justice in Central African Republic

Expand Mahamat Al Khatim, commander of the Central African Patriotic Movement (Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique, MPC), at the peace deal signing ceremony in Bangui on February 6. Fighters from the MPC have committed abuses that could amount to war crimes from 2015 to 2018.  © 2019 GGt In the Central African Republic a year […]

Nepal: New NGO Law Should Protect Rights

Expand Nepalese activists shout slogans after being detained by police during a protest against the government, in front of the prime minister’s office in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday on July 10, 2018.  © 2019 AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha (New York) – The government of Nepal should ensure that forthcoming legislation to regulate social organizations protects the right […]

US: Syrians Face Danger Without Temporary Protection

Expand Destroyed house from US-led coalition strike that killed 13 civilians in Tal al-Jayer, Syria in July 2017. © 2019 Sara Kayyali/Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC) – The US should renew its grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to almost 7,000 Syrians living in the United States, Human Rights Watch said today. People forced to […]

Ukraine: New President Should Set Rights Priorities

Expand Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, gestures while speaking during his inauguration ceremony in Kyiv, May 20, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky (Kyiv) – Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, should address several key human rights concerns as a central part of his administration’s agenda and make good on promises of reform, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, […]

Expressing Religious Views is Risky in the Maldives

Expand The Maldivian flag flies at Jumhooree Maidan, or Independence Square, in Male, Maldives.  © 2007 (WT-shared) Jpatokal/Wikipedia Ibrahim Ismail, the chairman of Mandhu College in the Maldives and a former lawmaker, says he believes in debate rooted in facts and backed by citations, including over religion. But Ismail, better known as Ibra, recently discovered […]

Nicaragua: Zero Tolerance for Scrutiny

Expand Vilma N&uacute&ntildeez, director from the Nicaraguan Center for Human Legal rights (Cenidh). In the middle of the political crisis in Nicaragua, the federal government has started to do this against human legal rights organizations, including Cenidh.&nbsp &copy 2018 Carlos Herrera/Getty Images (Washington, D.C.) &ndash The federal government of President Daniel Ortega is doubling lower […]