Australia: Don’t Cozy Up to Myanmar’s Army

Expand Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, left, talks with Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, right, during their meeting at the Foreign Ministry Office in Naypyitaw, Myanmar,  December 13, 2018. © 2018 AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo (Sydney) – Australia should avoid dealings with Myanmar that play down its military’s egregious rights abuses, Human Rights Watch […]

Gaza: Apparently Unlawful Israeli Strikes Kill At Least 11 Civilians

Expand Children in Gaza sit on November 16, 2019 in a classroom near a picture of their classmate Mo’ath al-Sawarka, aged 7, one of five children killed in an Israeli airstrike two days earlier. © 2019 Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency (Jerusalem) – Two Israeli airstrikes in Gaza during a flare-up in fighting with Palestinian armed groups […]

Cameroon: Make Humanitarian Response More Inclusive

Expand Blind people hold white canes they received from a local organization working with people with disabilities in Buea, South-West region, December 3, 2019. © 2019 Private (Nairobi) – Concrete action is needed to make the humanitarian response to the crisis in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon more inclusive of people with disabilities, Human Rights […]

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 […]

Eritrea: Conscription System’s Toll on Education

Expand Satellite Imagery of the Sawa military camp, including the Warsai Yikealo Secondary School, recorded in January 2015.  Imagery © DigitalGlobe – Maxar Technologies 2019; Source: Google Earth (Nairobi) – Eritrea’s use of secondary school to channel students into indefinite government service and its conscription of teachers subjects students and teachers to forced labor and […]

Sudan: Put Justice Up Front

Expand A protester wearing a Sudanese flag flashes the victory sign in front of burning tires and debris on road 60, near Khartoum’s army headquarters, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, June 3, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo Sudanese leaders should facilitate the establishment and cooperate with the work of an effective international investigation into the killings […]

Egypt: Serious Abuses, War Crimes in North Sinai

May 28, 2019 Video Egypt: War Crimes in North Sinai  Human Rights Watch’s two-year investigation documented crimes including mass arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, torture, extrajudicial killings, and possibly unlawful air and ground attacks against civilians. (Beirut) – Egyptian military and police forces in the Sinai Peninsula are committing serious and widespread abuses against civilians, Human […]

Sudan’s Transition Hasn’t Ended Abuses in Darfur

Expand Rapid Support Forces upload disarmed weapons for display during Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir visit to the war-torn Darfur region at Rapid Support Forces Headquarter in Umm Al-Qura, Darfur, Sudan September 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah Since Omar al-Bashir was ousted as Sudan’s president on April 11, thousands of protesters have continued to hold vigil […]

Myanmar: Surge in Arrests for Critical Speech

Expand Demonstrators shout slogans at a protest against an amendment to Myanmar’s public assembly law in Yangon, March 5, 2018.  © 2018 Thein Zaw/AP Photo  (New York) – Myanmar’s authorities have in recent weeks engaged in a series of arrests of peaceful critics of the army and government, Human Rights Watch said today. The parliament, […]

Egypt: Constitutional Amendments Entrench Repression

Expand People walk past a banner supporting proposed amendments to the Egyptian constitution with a poster of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, April 16, 2019.  © 2019 AP Images/Amr Nabil (Beirut) – The Egyptian government should withdraw proposed constitutional amendments that will consolidate authoritarian rule, Human Rights Watch and the International […]