Human Rights Watch

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 06:47
This memorandum, submitted to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (“the Committee”) ahead of its upcoming review of Azerbaijan, highlights areas of concern Human Rights Watch hopes will inform the Committee’s consideration of the Azerbaijani government’s (“the government’s”) compliance with the International Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (“the Convention”).
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 06:46
United States Secretary of State John Kerry should publicly express concern over Central Asian governments’ distinctly poor human rights records during his Central Asia visits, beginning October 31, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today.
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 06:06
Human Rights Watch provides an overview of key human rights concerns in Central Asia.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 06:53
Kazakhstan’s senate is considering a draft law that would impose serious restrictions on nongovernmental organizations, Human Rights Watch said today. The proposed restrictions are incompatible with respect for freedom of association and legitimate work of independent organizations, including human rights groups.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:27
A member of an independent political group critical of the Armenian government was savagely beaten after a protest in Yerevan, the capital, on September 21, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 06:07
The Egyptian military’s mass home demolitions and forced eviction of about 3,200 families in the Sinai Peninsula over the past two years violated international law, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 05:55
Tunisian police have used unlawful force to disperse apparently peaceful protests in at least three cities since September 1, 2015.
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 06:26
Bolivia’s restrictions on the work of nongovernmental organizations violate human rights defenders’ right to freedom of association, Human Rights Watch said today.
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 05:42
Turkmenistan authorities should immediately release a journalist who had been secretly detained for weeks on seemingly politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Saparmamed Nepeskuliev, about 35, has been denied contact with his lawyer and family members, placing him at grave risk.
Monday, July 27, 2015 - 06:35
A new law requiring all Kuwaiti citizens and residents to provide DNA samples to the authorities violates the right to personal privacy and should be promptly amended. On July 1, 2015, Kuwait’s National Assembly introduced the requirement as part of a new counterterrorism law. Kuwait is the only country to require nationwide compulsory DNA testing.