Violence and threats against Afghanistan’s journalists by the government and security forces are increasing, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These attacks put at risk the gains in media freedom in Afghanistan since 2001.
When Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani addresses the US Congress this week, his government's commitment to human rights is likely to get a passing reference in his speech--but given the formidable challenges Afghanistan faces in protecting fundamental human rights, it deserves much more than that.
The records of United Nations Human Rights Council members in addressing egregious rights violations in individual countries are scrutinized in the updated “VotesCount” website, Human Rights Watch announced today. The website shines a spotlight on the votes taken by members of the council on situations in individual countries during 2014.