Tunisia Jails Repatriated Women With Suspected ISIS Ties

Click to expand Image The Palace of Justice in Tunis, Tunisia, on January 29, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo / Hassene Dridi (Tunis) – Families of women and children with ties to suspected members of the Islamic State (ISIS) who were recently repatriated to Tunisia say that all of the women are in detention, Human […]

Justice is Served for George Floyd, but US Police Reform Remains Urgent

Click to expand Image A mural dedicated to George Floyd and honoring the Black Lives Matter movement in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29, 2020. © 2020 munshots/Sipa via AP Images A Minnesota jury has properly convicted former officer Derek Chauvin of second-degree murder for the killing of George Floyd on May 26, 2020. Millions of people across […]

Russia: Ban Sought on Groups Linked to Navalny

Click to expand Image Police officers outside the Moscow City Court building. February 02, 2021. Russia, Moscow. © 2021 Emin Dzhafarov/Kommersant/Sipa USA(Sipa via AP Images) (Moscow) – The Moscow prosecutor’s office is seeking a court ruling to declare several organizations affiliated with the jailed opposition figure and vocal Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny “extremist,” Human Rights […]

Afghan Women, Girls Should Not Pay for Their Government’s Abuses

Click to expand Image Women and children walk along the Nadir Khan hilltop overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2017. © 2017 Rahmat Gul/AP Donor countries to Afghanistan say they want to keep protecting the human rights of women and girls, even as international troops prepare to depart the country. But a bill introduced in the United […]

United States: EPA Should Ban Toxic Pesticide

Click to expand Image A 12-year-old girl picks cucumbers on a Michigan farm. © 2009 ROMANO (New York) – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should ban all uses of the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, Human Rights Watch said today. The agency has previously acknowledged the well-documented health risks associated with exposure to chlorpyrifos, but continues to […]

International Committee of the Red Cross Backs Killer Robot Ban

Click to expand Image An ambulance with a red cross and bullet holes is exhibited at the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland, November 2017. © 2017 Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling on governments to ban fully autonomous weapons. ICRC President Peter […]

Thailand: Covid-19 Outbreaks in Prisons

Click to expand Image In this photo released by the Department of Corrections, COVID-19 prisoners sit inside a field hospital set up at the Medical Correctional Institution to treat COVID-19 inmates in Bangkok, Thailand on May 8, 2021. © 2021 Department of Corrections, Thailand via AP (New York) – People held in Thailand’s overcrowded prisons and detention […]

UN: Governments Should Urge Xinjiang Inquiry

Click to expand Image A Chinese police officer guards the road near a “reeducation” camp in Yining, Xinjiang, September 4, 2018.  © 2018 Thomas Peter/Reuters (New York) – United Nations members should press China’s government to end its crimes against humanity against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims at a high-level event on human rights abuses […]

Killing Schoolgirls in Afghanistan

Scenes from Sayed ul-Shuhada High School in Kabul, Afghanistan, where as many as 85 people including many schoolgirls were killed in an attack this weekend, should break anyone’s heart. They certainly broke mine. In 2017 a filmmaker and I spent a week at the school, filming a video to accompany a report on barriers to […]