Human Rights Watch

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 13:13
The possibility that ISIS will repeat the atrocities it has committed in other parts of Iraq, and impose the same intolerant and abusive rule as it has in Syria, is deeply troubling.But the Iraqi government needs to deal with the situation without the brutal tactics for which civilians elsewhere in the country have long been paying a heavy price.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 08:38
This report found that Bahrain’s courts play a key role in maintaining the country’s highly repressive political order, routinely sentencing peaceful protesters to long prison terms. But members of security forces are rarely prosecuted for unlawful killings, including in detention, and the few convictions have carried extremely light sentences.
Monday, June 2, 2014 - 06:34
"The Tajik government should uphold free expression, not intimidate critical journalists and censor legitimate speech by misusing defamation laws and claims for monetary damages.”
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 06:17
This 103-page report documents 45 cases from Caracas and three states, involving more than 150 victims, in which security forces have abused the rights of protesters and other people in the vicinity of demonstrations.
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:41
(Beirut) – Vague provisions of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) joint security agreement raise concerns. Member countries could use the agreement to suppress free expression and undermine privacy rights of citizens and residents.
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 08:16
The Ethiopian authorities should immediately release six bloggers and three journalists arrested on April 25 and 26, 2014, unless credible charges are promptly brought.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 07:16
“The European Union and the United States should make it clear that they will not sit quietly as the Kazakh authorities muzzle what’s left of Kazakhstan’s independent and opposition media.”
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:57
“But the rules detailed in the decree expose just how far the authorities are willing to go to muzzle the media outlets and independent society groups they deem threatening.”
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 08:20
“Kyrgyzstan’s international partners should publicly express their concern and tell Kyrgyz authorities that they need to reverse course.”
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 07:40
The European Union (EU)-Africa summit provides an important opportunity to highlight crucial human rights developments in both Africa and Europe. Progress is being made on many human rights issues in an array of countries, but daunting challenges remain. The summit agenda includes both democracy and governance and peace and security, two broad topics that include a range of human rights concerns.