Rohingya Arrested in Myanmar Just for Traveling

Click to expand Image Police officers wearing facemasks stand on a street in Yangon, Myanmar, November 3, 2020.  © 2020 Kaung Zaw Hein/Sipa via AP Images Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, government restrictions on movement in Myanmar have been widespread, but certain people have been more affected than others. On January 6, Myanmar police detained 99 […]

Trump Administration Again Weakens LGBT Protections

Click to expand Image The picture shows the emblem of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. © Tim Brakemeier/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images With less than two weeks left in office, the administration of US President Donald Trump has finalized yet another rule rolling back nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people […]

US Should Investigate Trump’s Outrageous Georgia Call

Click to expand Image US President Donald Trump returns to the White House following a rally in Georgia, January 4, 2021. © 2021 Erin Scott/Cover Images via AP Images During the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency of the United States, the world has witnessed his administration’s disregard for fundamental rights and utter disdain for the […]

Kyrgyzstan: Barriers to Education for Children with Disabilities

Click to expand Image A child looks out the window at the Belovodsk Psychoneurological Institute for children in Kyrgyzstan, November 15, 2017. © 2017 Danil Usmanov, kloop.kg (Berlin) – Thousands of children with disabilities in Kyrgyzstan are segregated in residential institutions where they can experience neglect, inappropriate medical treatment, and discrimination, Human Rights Watch said […]

Myanmar: Release Students Jailed for Peaceful Protest

Click to expand Image (Bangkok) – The Myanmar authorities should immediately end criminal proceedings and release students and other activists charged for participating in recent peaceful protests, a coalition of 10 human rights organizations said in a joint statement today. The groups also called on Myanmar’s government to lift internet restrictions in Rakhine and Chin […]

Australia: Ensure Justice for Alleged War Crimes

Click to expand Image Chief of the Australian Defence Force Gen. Angus Campbell delivers the findings from the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry, in Canberra, November 19, 2020. © 2020 Mick Tsikas/Pool Photo via AP (Sydney) – The Australian government should ensure that the new Office of the Special Investigator advances justice […]

Curbing Political Threats by Law Enforcement in the US

Click to expand Image Phoenix Police Department vehicles block off a street in Phoenix, Arizona, May 30, 2020.  © 2020 AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin Recent politically motivated threats and calls for violence by local law enforcement officers in the United States underscore the need for government authorities to ensure police equally protect all members of […]

Malaysia: End Abusive Immigration Detention

Click to expand Image Police officers detain an immigrant from an apartment under enhanced lockdown in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 1, 2020.  © 2020 Reuters/Lim Huey Teng (Bangkok) – Malaysia should immediately release all children held in immigration detention facilities and allow the United Nations refugee agency regular access to those facilities, Human Rights Watch said today. […]

Biden Administration Should End US Assault on United Nations

Click to expand Image President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware, November 10, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster US President-elect Joe Biden should move quickly after his January 20, 2021 inauguration to end the Trump administration’s sustained assault on the United Nations and restore funding for lifesaving UN agencies the outgoing administration sought […]

Japan: Raise Rights on Trip to Vietnam, Indonesia

Click to expand Image Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister’s official residence Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. © Carl Court/Pool Photo via AP (Tokyo) – Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, should press the governments of Vietnam and Indonesia to improve their deteriorating human […]