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Burundi: Youth Wing of President’s Party Guilty of Gang Rape, Says HRW

16 minutes agoNews : Newsweek: US

In conflict-torn Burundi, members of the ruling party’s youth wing have gang-raped women thought to be wives of supporters of the opposition, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). In a report published on Wednesday, the organization...Show More Summary

Turkish Emergency Decree Lacks Points on Human Rights Protection – HRW

The first decree issued under Turkey’s state of emergency fails to protect human rights, while being “discriminatory and unjustified,” Human Rights Watch said in a statement Tuesday.

Protesters Take the Streets of Philadelphia in ‘March for Our Lives’ (Video)

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

Reporting from Philadelphia, Truthdig contributor Sonali Kolhatkar reported from the March for our Lives, organized by the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. Watch a speech from Truthdig contributor Chris Hedges and interviews with protesters.

French state of emergency a threat to human rights: NGO

PARIS (Reuters) - France's decision to extend a state of emergency for six months undermines human rights and the rule of law, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, joining the country's top magistrate union in criticizing the legislat...

France Undermines Rule of Law by Extending State of Emergency

Human Rights Watch urged the French parliament to "carefully scrutinize the use of the emergency powers" in the months of the state of emergency ahead, including any allegations of misuse by authorities.

What The Hell Is Going On With This Indestructible Ukrainian Terminator?

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

What the hell did I just watch? Something that looked a hell of a lot like a human was being dragged along by a bus, then got run over by a van, and then just got up like it was nothing? That what I saw. That’s a Terminator, right? Of course it is. A Terminator. In Ukraine. Holy shit. Read more...

Undercovered: The Impact of Male Guardianship in Saudi Arabia

last weekNews : Mediaite

Human Rights Watch has published a comprehensive report on the effects of male guardianship on women in Saudi Arabia.

Consequences of Syrian War Cost Lebanon $13.1 Billion

Lost revenue due to the war in Syria and the burden of hosting refugees have cost Lebanon an estimated $13.1 billion, according to Human Right Watch (HRW).

Over 250,000 Syrian School-Age Refugees in Lebanon Deprived of Education

250,000 children, approximately half of the nearly 500,000 school-aged Syrian children registered in Lebanon, are out of school, according to the report of Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Trump's ghostwriter — telling "all" to The New Yorker — says he's giving all his 2016 royalties from "Art of the Deal" to charities...

... charities chosen with an eye toward undoing the damage he feels he's done by leveraging Trump's career...... the National Immigration Law Center, Human Rights Watch, the Center for the Victims of Torture, the National Immigration Forum, and the Tahirih Justice Center. Show More Summary

How Saudi Arabia’s Male Guardianship System Restricts Women’s Lives: Report

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

The male guardianship system in Saudi Arabia is “the most significant impediment to realizing women’s rights in the country” and effectively renders adult women legal minors, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. Despite...Show More Summary

The U.S. Continues Unquestioned Support of Saudi Arabia Despite Mounting War Crimes

Human Rights Watch identifies 17 “apparently unlawful” airstrikes on civilian factories, farms and warehouses. The prominent NGO Human Rights Watch has uncovered further evidence that the Saudi-led military coalition, which is backed...Show More Summary

Rights group slams Afghan gov't on protection of child workers

Human Rights Watch: 1-in-4 young children there work due to poverty but Kabul doesn't shield them from injury, death, exploitation

Report: Hungary 'breaking all the rules' with refugees

Human Rights Watch report accuses security forces of beating refugees, a claim rejected by Hungary's government.

Why are Saudi-led Airstrikes Targeting Civilian Factories in Yemen?

Human Rights Watch | – – Unlawful Attacks Harm Economy, Show Need for Victim Compensation (Beirut) Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes have unlawfully hit numerous factories, warehouses, and other civilian economic structures in…

Turkey blocks investigations into southeast killings: Rights group

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's government is blocking access to independent investigations into alleged mass abuses against civilians in southeast Turkey, where security forces are fighting Kurdish militants, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Dat Boi - @midnight with Chris Hardwick

3 weeks agoHumor : Funny or Die

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Dat... 1:32 Since Internet access is being recognized as a basic human right, Emily Fleming, John Ross Bowie and Jay Mandyam read lines that would be found in Internet Bill of Rights. Watch full episodes...Show More Summary

A Jewish group just made a formal complaint to Labour after Jeremy Corbyn compared Israel to ISIS

Solicitors acting on behalf of Jewish Human Rights Watch have made a formal complaint to the Labour Party about Jeremy Corbyn, accusing him of "modern anti-Semitism." Corbyn compared Israel to ISIS in his speech at the launch of a report into anti-Semitism within the Labour Party on Thursday. Show More Summary

Saudi Arabia outraged by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch’s criticism

Saudi Arabia on Thursday said it was “alarmed and outraged” by a call from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch for the kingdom to be suspended from the U.N. Human Rights Council until a Saudi-led military coalition stops killing civilians in Yemen. The two human rights advocacy groups said the Saudis have had “an appalling […]

Saudi Arabia Issue Puts Credibility of UN Human Rights Council in Question

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have called on the United Nations General Assembly to suspend Saudi Arabia from the Humans Rights Council until Riyadh stops its deadly bombing raids in Yemen, which have caused the deaths of more than 3,000 civilians.

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