• Transgender people face discrimination and abuse from state officials and agents, including from public sector health workers, teachers, and local government administrators.

    The Malaysian government should urgently seek the repeal of all laws and regulations that discriminate against transgender people, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. 

Reports

Asia

  • Oct 20, 2014
    My colleagues and I were supposed to meet a human rights lawyer in his Kathmandu office late last month, but when we got there, we found him surrounded by distraught victims of Nepal’s decade-long civil war between government forces and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) combatants.
  • Oct 19, 2014
    We write now on the occasion of the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the 18th Chinese Communist Party Central Committee (the Fourth Plenum) to be held on October 20-23, 2014 in Beijing.
  • Oct 19, 2014
    The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) should make its upcoming Plenum meeting meaningful by taking steps to address human rights abuses.
  • Oct 17, 2014
  • Oct 17, 2014
    They’re going to need an extra-big stage in Oslo this year. When Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai pick up their Nobel Peace Prizes, there are going to be a lot of other winners standing alongside them. About 2.2 billion, in fact.
  • Oct 16, 2014
    We are writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch in advance of the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Milan, Italy on October 16-17, 2014. Many leaders from Asian and European countries are scheduled to attend the meeting, including Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha of Thailand.
  • Oct 16, 2014
    The Indonesian government should dismiss charges against two French journalists in the easternmost province of Papua and end restrictions on foreign media there.
  • Oct 16, 2014
    Hong Kong’s Occupy Movement refers to a citizens’ blockade of major roads in Hong Kong’s Admiralty, Mongkok, and Causeway Bay districts since September 29, 2014. At the height of the protests, hundreds of thousands of students, activists, ordinary citizens, and politicians took to the streets to press the Hong Kong government to respond to their demands for full democracy in the territory.
  • Oct 15, 2014
    Leaders at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit should press Thailand’s junta leader to improve human rights and restore democratic civilian rule, Human Rights Watch said today in letters to ASEM foreign ministers.
  • Oct 15, 2014
    I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch in advance of the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Milan, Italy on October 16-17, 2014. Many leaders from Asian and European countries are scheduled to attend the meeting, including Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha of Thailand.