Human Rights Watch

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 07:39
Dozens of people have been forcibly disappeared in Turkmenistan, some for more than a decade, a coalition of human rights groups called the Prove They Are Alive! campaign said today in connection with the International Day of the Disappeared, which is on August 30, 2014. The government of Turkmenistan should immediately inform the relatives of the disappeared of their fate and whereabouts and allow them access to their loved ones.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 06:58
Azerbaijan’s arrest of a leading human rights defender and government critic, Rasul Jafarov, reflects the government’s concerted efforts to silence its critics.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 06:34
US President Barack Obama should ensure that human rights concerns are a major focus of the US-Africa Leaders Summit, Human Rights Watch said today. Rights concerns should not be relegated to meetings in the margins of the summit.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 07:07
Since late 2013, the FARC has established an undisputed presence in many of the urban and rural areas of Tumaco, after numerous Rastrojos members were arrested and several neighborhoods succeeded in expelling the group.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 08:34
We are writing to share our concerns regarding the ongoing use of torture and the ill-treatment of detainees by police and prison authorities in Brazil
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 07:46
The bill explicitly assigns to military courts the crimes for which false positive cases are currently pursued by civilian prosecutors.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 07:18
This report analyzes Tunisia’s draft counterterrorism law and assesses to what extent the proposed law conforms to international human rights standards. The draft law was submitted to the National Constituent Assembly, Tunisia’s parliament, by the Council of Ministers in January 2014 and is under review.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 06:25
Analysis of photographs and satellite imagery strongly indicates that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) conducted mass executions in Tikrit after seizing control of the city on June 11, 2014.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 06:47
The Council of Europe’s leaders and members of its Parliamentary Assembly should urge Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to end his country’s growing persecution of government critics and independent groups.