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 […]

Japan: Global Firms Back LGBT Non-Discrimination Act

Click to expand Image Supporters of Equality Act Japan gather in front of parliament before they submit a petition in Tokyo on March 25, 2021. © Kyodo News via AP (Tokyo) – Major corporations have endorsed Japan’s proposed Equality Act, which would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination, J-ALL, Athlete Ally, All Out, and […]

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 […]

Biden Should Defend the Right to Call for a Boycott

Click to expand Image Outside the office of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, demonstrators protest against a law that bars the state from investing in companies that support boycotts of Israel, New York City, June 9, 2016. © 2016 Mark Apollo/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Over the last four years, the Trump administration upended […]

Rebuilding Fairer Economies Demands Global Support

Click to expand Image Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva participates in a panel discussion on post Covid-19 recovery and resilience during the 2020 Annual Meetings at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC, October 13, 2020.   © 2020 IMF Photo/ Cory Hancock This was a year like no other for the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank […]

Italy: Halt Abusive Migration Cooperation with Libya

Expand Photo released by the Libyan Coast Guard showing people disembarking in Libya after being intercepted offshore, June 24, 2018.  © 2018 Libyan Coast Guard via AP (Milan) – The Italian government should suspend all support to the Libyan Coast Guard until Libya commits to a clear plan to fully respect migrants’ safety and rights, […]

Iran: Schools Shut Out Children with Disabilities

Expand An Iranian student sits in a wheelchair in a classroom with fellow students. © May 2019 Fars News Agency (New York) – Children with disabilities face discrimination and significant barriers in getting an education in Iran, Human Rights Watch and the Center for Human Rights in Iran said in a joint report issued today as the school […]