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Standing at the Crossroads of Violence and Human Rights

Earlier this year, Human Rights Watch's John Sifton and I met with a nongovernmental organization to discuss options for holding governments accountable for post-9/11 torture. When Sifton said the word "torture" in the course of conversation he clenched his hands and made a twisting motion. Show More Summary

On Washington's Watch

High-ranking Colombian Army commanders bear responsibility for hundreds of civilian killings committed by troops under their command, according to a scathing report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) last week, On Their Watch. Colombian prosecutors are investigating nearly 4,500 such killings. Show More Summary

Rights group says Arab bombings killed dozens of Yemeni civilians

DUBAI (Reuters) - Air strikes by a Saudi-led Arab coalition on the northern Yemeni city of Saada, a Houthi rebel stronghold, have killed dozens of civilians and wrecked homes and markets, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

Saudi-led Airstrikes 'Killed Dozens of Civilians' in Northern Yemen

yesterdayNews : Vice News

The airstrikes being carried out in Yemen by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition have killed dozens of civilians in a northern city, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released on Tuesday. A total of 59 people, including at least...Show More Summary

9/11 Terrorists Deserve Fair Trial With Evidence Access - HRW

Human Rights Watch Senior National Security Counsel Laura Pitter claims that the September 11, 2001 terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon deserve a fair trial in which they should have access to the evidence used against them.

Southeast Asia links: Bagan's balloons, South China Sea, Thai subs, lethwei and more

An important Human Rights Watch report on Vietnam's persecution of the Montagnards. Myanmar's hidden martial art: lethwei. Don Pathan, a Yala-based analyst, reflects on the ongoing conflict in Thailand's deep south and why Bangkok lacks...Show More Summary

Cambodia's old guard withering

The news of the death at 82 of Chea Sim, the president of the Cambodian Senate, has been greeted by Human Rights Watch with a sharp denunciation of his role as a Khmer Rouge official during the Pol Pot regime and as a reflection of the...Show More Summary

‘Life Is Sacred’ Documents Antanas Mockus As He Confronts Institutional Violence in Colombia

Life is Sacred / Trailer from Elk Film on Vimeo. Antanas Mockus’ presidential campaign in Colombia and his impact in Colombian politics were documented in “Life is Sacred,” which was shown at the Human Rights Watch’s Human Rights Film Festival on June 20. The documentary, directed by Andreas Dalsgaard, begins in 2010 with Mockus’ campaign, running for the Green Party, against...

Top Colombian generals covered up illegal killings: rights group

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Top Colombian military officials allegedly helped facilitate illegal killings of civilians committed by units under their command, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday, as it urged the government to hold leaders accountable.

EU Leaders Squabble as UN Approval Still Needed to Destroy Smugglers' Ships

A new report by Human Rights Watch, 'The Mediterranean Migration Crisis: Why People Flee, What the EU Should Do' declares the Mediterranean as the world's deadliest migration route. Twenty-two thousand people are estimated to have died attempting the journey, according to the International Organization for Migration.

Malaysia Takes Heat for Convicting Nine Trans Women of Illegal 'Cross-Dressing'

The Human Rights Watch has demanded Malaysia's Islamic government take anti-trans Sharia laws off the books. read more

Arbitrary detention and torture widespread in eastern Libya: HRW

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's internationally recognized government and its forces have carried out widespread arbitrary detentions and torture in prisons in the east of the country, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

Watch: Video Highlights Police Abuses in Burundi

(Nairobi) – Human Rights Watch today released a short video on police abuses during demonstrations that began on April 26, 2015, in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura. Burundian police have used excessive force against people protesting President Pierre Nkurunziza’s election bid for a third term. Show More Summary

U.S. Deports Tens Of Thousands Each Year For Minor Drug Crimes, Human Rights Watch Says

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of people are deported each year for minor drug offenses, even if they served their time long ago, because of draconian U.S. drug laws, according to a report released Tuesday by the international advocacy group Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch's 93-page report, “A Price Too High: U.S. Show More Summary

This Ballet With Humans And Robots Is Sweet and Slightly Scary

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Right now, you can watch human and robots perform ballet together at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in a piece called “Robot.” It’s about humans teaching robots to dance, though the small mechanical creatures aren’t able to replace their fleshbag teachers quite yet. Read more...

Since 1967: 95,000 Palestinian Children Incarcerated by Israel

By IMEMC News | – – A human rights group submitted, on Wednesday, a report to UN about Israeli torture and mistreatment of Palestinian children. Military Court Watch (MCW) lodged the submission…

10 Films You Need To Watch To Understand Human Rights Issues Around The World

The stars of this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival are as eclectic and awe-inspiring as ever -- a gang of 18 revolutionary cows in a Palestinian village, the women singers banned from performing in Iran, the teachers bringingShow More Summary

10 Films You Need To Watch To Understand Human Rights Issues Around The World

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The stars of this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival are as eclectic and awe-inspiring as ever -- a gang of 18 revolutionary cows in a Palestinian village, the women singers banned from performing in Iran, the teachers bringingShow More Summary

Why does an Indonesian women need to be a virgin to join the military?

An expose by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in November 2014 on the use of virginity tests in Indonesia’s police force has revealed that just because people are silent over a long-standing practice, it doesn’t mean that it is accepted as a normal part of everyday life. Also referred to as the “two-finger test”, it involves [Read More...]

Ghana accused of using child labour in mines

According to Human Rights Watch, thousands of children are working in dangerous conditions in Ghana's gold mines.

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