Human Rights Watch

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 06:59
Lebanese authorities’ policies toward Syrian refugees and the impunity for security forces are harming Lebanon’s human rights record, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 06:53
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his predecessor, Adly Mansour, have issued laws that have, among other things, effectively banned protests, legalized emergency police powers, and expanded military court jurisdiction over civilians, leading to the imprisonment of thousands of people.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 08:11
On December 21, after years of negotiations, the European Union and Kazakhstan signed an Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA), which gives Kazakhstan upgraded trade and economic relations with the EU.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 08:59
Under the agreement announced by government and FARC negotiators in Havana on December 15, 2015, a new “Special Jurisdiction for Peace” – made up of a Peace Tribunal and Judicial Panels that determine which cases go to trial – will be established to handle “grave violations of human rights and humanitarian law” committed by FARC guerrillas.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 06:39
Some of Azerbaijan’s international partners are finally taking exceptional steps to signal their alarm over the government’s serious crackdown on human rights.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 06:37
A new United Nations report says that the government of Azerbaijan has failed to prosecute a single torture case despite hundreds of allegations of torture in its detention facilities in the past few years, Human Rights Watch said today.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 06:35
Human Rights Watch welcomes the new periodic report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and this important opportunity to discuss the situation in Ukraine with member states of the Human Rights Council.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:24
March 26, 2015, a coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia, with United States participation, began a military campaign in Yemen that has so far resulted in the deaths of more than 2,500 civilians, mostly by coalition airstrikes.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 06:38
The Obama administration should not sell aerial bombs to Saudi Arabia in the absence of serious investigations into alleged laws-of-war violations in Yemen.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 06:53
Kazakhstan police detained an activist in Astana on November 9, 2015 on suspicion of “inciting social discord,” Human Rights Watch said today. On November 11, an Astana court confirmed a two month pretrial detention order for the activist, Bolatbek Blyalov.