Egypt: Commute Death Sentences for Rab’a Protestors

Click to expand Image  A volunteer tends to an injured demonstrator in front of a police armored personnel carrier (APC) in Rab’a Square in Cairo, Egypt on August 14, 2013. That day, Egyptian police and army forces opened fire on tens of thousands of demonstrators who had been staging an open-ended sit-in calling for the […]

EU: Protect Lives on Central Mediterranean Route

Click to expand Image Migrants and refugees on an overcrowded rubber boat during a rescue by the Spanish NGO Open Arms in the Mediterranean Sea, Feb. 12, 2021. © AP Photo/Bruno Thevenin (Milan) – European Union governments have a collective responsibility to protect the lives and rights of people on the move along the central […]

Pressure Grows to End US Border Expulsions

Click to expand Image An asylum seeker from Haiti waits at a makeshift encampment at the border port of entry leading to the United States on March 17, 2021 in Tijuana, Mexico. © 2021 Gregory Bull/AP Photo The administration of US President Joe Biden has announced it will redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), meaning Haitians already present […]

UN: Promoting Rights Key to UN Chief Guterres’ 2nd Term

Click to expand Image United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks to the press at UN Headquarters in New York, November 20, 2020.  © 2020 Lev Radin/Sipa via AP Images (New York) –  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres should energetically promote human rights in his second term by using the UN bully-pulpit to call out powerful governments […]

G7 Governments: End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Click to expand Image A Uniper coal-fired power plant and a BP refinery steam beside a wind generator in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on Jan. 16, 2020. © 2020 Martin Meissner/AP Photo © (London) – G7 member countries should take immediate and concrete action to end fossil fuel subsidies, Human Rights Watch said in a question-and-answer document released […]

Human Rights Watch Mourns the Loss of Robin Munro

Click to expand Image Robin Munro and Sophie Richardson at the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring Liu Xiaobo, in Oslo, Norway, December 10, 2010.  © 2010 Private (New York) – Human Rights Watch mourns the death of Robin Munro, who joined Human Rights Watch in 1989 as China researcher and Hong Kong office director. […]

Thailand: Child Prosecuted for Insulting Monarchy

Click to expand Image Thanakorn Phiraban speaking at a rally in Bangkok, Thailand, October 2020. © 2020 Private (New York) – Thai authorities should immediately and unconditionally drop insulting the monarchy and other politically motivated charges against children who peacefully express their opinions, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 24, 2021, the Central Juvenile […]

Saudi Arabia: Google Should Halt “Cloud Region”

Click to expand Image Saudi Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman arrives to attend the first meeting of the defense ministers and officials of the 41-member Saudi-led Muslim counter-terrorism alliance in the capital Riyadh on November 26, 2017. © 2017 Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images (Beirut) – Google should immediately halt its decision to establish […]

US Should Support Probe into 2020 Beirut Blast

Click to expand Image A soldier stands at the devastated site of the explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon,  August 6, 2020. © 2020 Thibault Camus/Pool via AP Images A group of US lawmakers have called on the Biden administration to support a United Nations-led investigation into the catastrophic blast at Beirut’s port on […]

Saudi Arabia: Repression Rages on Despite Releases

Click to expand Image Top, left to right: Salman Al-Awda, Dr. Walid Fitaihi and his daughter, Sarah Jabri, and Omar Jabri. Bottom, left to right: Loujain al-Hathloul, Mohammed al-Otaibi, Abdelrahman al-Sadhan, and Nassima al-Sadah. Saudi authorities in recent months have imposed harsh sentences on a number of human rights activists and independent critics. (c) Private / Human Rights Watch © […]