(By Sarah Leah Whitson) (Tripoli) – The international community should agree to provide assistance to Libya’s flailing judicial system, Human Rights Watch said... following the international ministerial conference on…
NSA leaker Edward Snowden will speak via videoconference at South By Southwest, the festival has announced. Snowden in Moscow last July. (AP Photo/Human Rights Watch, Tanya Lokshina) Snowden joins Glenn Greenwald, the former Guardian reporter who continues to … Read more
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the Asia Pacific Transgender Network marked Zero Discrimination Day on March 1 with a video designed to boost transgender awareness worldwide. Featured Image: read more
(Nairobi) – Both pro and antigovernment armed forces are responsible for serious abuses that may amount to war crimes in two key oil hubs in South Sudan during recent fighting, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch researchers visited Malakal and Bentiu, the capitals of two oil producing states, between January 29 and February 14, 2014. Show More Summary
Barack Obama violated his own rules for the use of drone strikes in a December 2013 strike on a wedding procession in Yemen, a new report from Human Rights Watch says. The US military initially claimed that the procession was … Continue reading ?
Human Rights Foundation Chairman Garry Kasparov has been a consistent voice against the aggression of Russian premier Vladimir Putin, and on Thursday night on Twitter he made his dissatisfaction with Obama's passive approach to the situation...Show More Summary
Friday Human Rights Watch published a long piece critical of the government of Venezuela, saying it had adopted "tactics of an authoritarian regime." HRW director Jose Vivanco said "The Venezuelan government has openly embraced the classic...Show More Summary
Tom Malinowski is unknown to Americans who don’t follow or labor in the human rights field. But Malinowski needs rescuing. A liberal and an executive with Human Rights Watch, he has joined with conservative human rights activists to implore the administration to act in Egypt and Syria to stem the two regimes’ repression and murder of civilians. […]
A new report from Human Rights Watch outlines conflicting accounts surrounding a drone strike on a Yemeni wedding convoy that killed 12 people and injured at least 15 others. While the US government has not officially acknowledged any...Show More Summary
A new video from the Human Rights Campaign takes American antigay activists to task for stoking the flames of LGBT hatred in Russia. Featured Image: read more
Pyongyang, North Korea (LiveActionNews) — Yesterday’s United Nations Report on the human rights abuses in North Korea unveiled a level of depravity and cruelty unparalleled in modern society. The 36 page initial report and 372 page report of detailed findings also revealed the systematic murder and persecution of society’s most vulnerable – the unborn and the […]
In case you missed it in the Weekly Feminist Reader rest of the internet this weekend, get your Monday morning cry by watching actress and unapologetic feminist Ellen Page’s moving speech at the Human Rights Campaign conference. And I am here today because I am gay. And because maybe I can make a difference to help others have an easier and more [...]
The Daily Show’s Jason Jones headed over to Sochi to talk to residents about the “gay propaganda” legislation that is impacting the basic human rights of Russian citizens.
One of the most serious and widespread human nights issues in the US is our prison system, in which more people per capita are incarcerated than any other country in the world where comparable records are kept. As Human Rights WatchShow More Summary
The Committee to Protect Journalists this week joined a campaign spearheaded by Human Rights Watch and Uzbek human rights defenders urging Czech President Milos Zeman to cancel Uzbek dictator Islam Karimov's visit to Prague. Zeman had invited Karimov to visit this month despite the Central Asian leader's notorious intolerance to...
American evangelical hatemonger Scott Lively says the devastating Human Rights Watch video which details the violence against LGBT people in Russia is a hoax. Writes Lively in a column on fellow hater Matt Barber's website: "I have just two words...
Human Rights Watch alleges that Egyptian and Sudanese security forces colluded in the trafficking of Eritrean migrants.
(Human Rights Watch) (Baghdad) – Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of Iraqi women illegally and subjecting many to torture and ill-treatment, including the threat of sexual abuse. Iraq’s weak judiciary, plagued by…
"I have just two words in response the Human Rights Watch video of supposed homosexual harassment in Russia: Matthew Shepard. I say the Human Rights Watch video is just another piece of deceptive Machiavellian 'gay' propaganda, offered to prove the completely false narrative that all disapproval of homosexuality leads to hatred and murder. Show More Summary