• 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

  • Nov 23, 2014
    Labor ministers from Gulf and Asian countries meeting on November 26 and 27, 2014, should improve labor law protection, reform abusive immigration policies, and increase dialogue with trade unions and nongovernmental groups, 90 human rights organizations and unions said today.
  • Nov 21, 2014
    The Xinjiang High People’s Court upheld a life sentence for “separatism” against China’s most prominent Uighur scholar in proceedings that grossly violated his basic rights.
  • Nov 21, 2014
    When Abid was five, immigration officials arrested him and his family, Pakistani refugees fleeing religious persecution. The officials took them to the squalid immigration detention centre in central Bangkok. There, they joined hundreds of other refugees detained indefinitely, awaiting some distant possibility of release.
  • Nov 20, 2014
    The Australian government should press Cambodian authorities to implement key reforms to improve treatment of refugees in Cambodia before transferring any refugees from Nauru.
  • Nov 20, 2014
    Life in Thailand is growing more absurd by the day.
  • Nov 19, 2014
  • Nov 19, 2014
    The Chinese government should drop all criminal charges against Gao Yu, a veteran journalist accused of having leaked an internal Chinese Communist Party (CCP) document calling for greater censorship of liberal and reformist ideas.
  • Nov 18, 2014
    The United Nations Security Council should act on a historic General Assembly resolution by referring the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court.
  • Nov 17, 2014
    The Indonesian government subjects female applicants for Indonesia’s National Police to discriminatory and degrading “virginity tests,” Human Rights Watch said today.
  • Nov 17, 2014

    United Nations member countries should vote in favor of a landmark resolution on the human rights situation in North Korea which seeks to advance justice for crimes against humanity, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights said.