• A man prepares graves for the victims of the February 17, 2013 vegetable market bomb attack in a Shia Hazara area of Quetta city in Pakistan.
    Pakistan’s government should take all necessary measures to stop Sunni extremist groups in Balochistan province from committing further killings and other abuses against Hazara and other Shia Muslims.

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Asia

  • Jul 31, 2014
  • Jul 31, 2014
    The Chinese government should free the prominent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng and refrain from imposing any further restrictions on his movement, Human Rights Watch said today. Gao has repeatedly been subjected to enforced disappearance, arbitrary detention, or imprisonment on baseless charges.
  • Jul 30, 2014
    The Chinese government’s announcement on July 30, 2014, of “separatism” charges against the Uighur economist Ilham Tohti is deeply disturbing, Human Rights Watch said today.
  • Jul 30, 2014
    The emerging Brics economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – struck an agreement this month to establish a development bank with an initial capital of $100bn. The Brics want the bank to mobilise resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects. From the outset, it should adopt open and transparent processes, and environmental and social rules, that are the best in the business. It should help communities become involved in the development of projects, invest in schemes that communities actually want, and ensure that its investments benefit the most marginalised people.
  • Jul 29, 2014
  • Jul 25, 2014
    It’s been a quarter of a century since the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre in China, one of the events that spurred governments around the world into putting human rights on their foreign policy agendas.
  • Jul 24, 2014
    The Thai military junta should amend the interim constitution it unilaterally promulgated that gives it sweeping powers without accountability or safeguards against human rights violations.
  • Jul 24, 2014
    The rape of a 6-year-old girl at a school in Bangalore has refocused attention on sexual abuse of children in India.
  • Jul 24, 2014
    We write on the occasion of the forthcoming Australia-Vietnam human rights dialogue, scheduled to be held in Hanoi on July 28, 2014. As the first such dialogue under the Abbott government, this represents a crucial opportunity to not only raise pressing human rights issues in an unambiguous manner, but also to improve the efficacy of the dialogue by setting clear benchmarks for improvements and making the outcome of the discussions public.
  • Jul 24, 2014

    Australia should use the upcoming Australia-Vietnam human rights dialogue to press the Vietnamese government to make concrete and measurable improvements in its abysmal human rights record.