Lighting Up Hope for Human Rights

Expand On December 10, the Empire State Building and Toronto’s CN Tower will shine bright blue to honor Human Rights Day (New York) – Human Rights Watch has arranged for 17 landmarks across the globe to shine bright blue on December 10, 2019, to celebrate Human Rights Day. From New York to Sydney, Munich to Toronto, […]

China: FIFA Broke Own Rules for Club World Cup

Expand Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, attends the FIFA Council Meeting, officially announcing the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup will be held in Shanghai, China, October 24, 2019.  © 2019 Imaginechina via AP Images   (New York) – FIFA’s surprise selection of China to host the 2021 Club World Cup disregarded its own human rights […]

Spread the Progress on Children’s Rights to All

November 20, 2019 Video Children Know Their Rights Over the past three decades, every country in the world – except the United States – has ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, committing to help children thrive and protect them from exploitation and abuse. Today is World Children’s Day, marking 30 […]

FIFA Expansion Plan for 2022 World Cup Halted

Expand France’s Kylian Mbappe celebrate winning the World Cup with teammates at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia, July 15, 2018, © 2018 Reuters FIFA has avoided reputational disaster by scrapping plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to neighboring human rights abusers Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, or Kuwait.  Nine years after it won the bid to […]

World Report 2019: Reversing Autocrats’ Attacks on Rights

Expand Anti-government protestors in Venezuela take to the streets for a candlelight vigil in honor of protesters killed in clashes with security forces. © 2017 Associated Press (Berlin) – There is a growing global trend to confront the abuses of headline-grabbing autocrats, Human Rights Watch said today in launching its World Report 2019. Within the […]

US: Central Americans Have a Legal Right to Seek Asylum

Expand Honduran migrants rest in the main square of Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico, on October 19, 2018. © 2018 Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images (Washington, DC) – Central American refugees fleeing for their lives have a right to seek asylum in the United States, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2019. The Trump […]