June 18, 2009

After 25 years of conflict, the defeat of the brutal Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) brought hopes that Sri Lanka's government would embark on serious efforts to work with moderate Tamil leaders to address the long-standing grievances of the Tamil community, which the LTTE claimed but failed to represent.

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Visiting Envoys Should Make Civilian Protection Top Priority
April 27, 2009
Visiting Envoys Should Make Civilian Protection Top Priority

(New York) - The Sri Lankan government's admission that it has been using heavy weapons in an area crowded with displaced civilians underscores the need for an international commission of inquiry into violations of the laws of war by government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Human Rights Watch said today.

Instead of applying pressure, the international community has dithered over Sri Lanka. As a result, civilians continue to die.
April 27, 2009
Instead of applying pressure, the international community has dithered over Sri Lanka. As a result, civilians continue to die.
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国連安保理は事実調査委員会の設置を
April 20, 2009
国連安保理は事実調査委員会の設置を
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March 9, 2009

The scenes witnessed in the Vanni are devastating: Dead bodies of civilians lie strewn along dusty roads. Hospitals, playgrounds and houses stand ravaged by heavy artillery and rockets fired from multi-barrel launchers. Civilians who remain in the conflict zone come under fire running for cover.

Son homenajeados por su valentía para exponer abusos y la búsqueda de la justicia
November 15, 2008
Son homenajeados por su valentía para exponer abusos y la búsqueda de la justicia

(Nueva York, 15 de septiembre de 2008) - Cinco valientes y desinteresados defensores de los derechos humanos de Birmania, Congo, Arabia Saudita, Sri Lanka y Uzbekistán han sido galardonados con el prestigiosos Premios para Defensores de los Derechos Humanos 2008, Human Rights Watch declaró hoy. Los cinco han sido perseguidos y amenazados por su trabajo.

تكريم النشطاء لشجاعتهم في كشف الإساءات والسعي لتحقيق العدالة
September 15, 2008
تكريم النشطاء لشجاعتهم في كشف الإساءات والسعي لتحقيق العدالة

– قالت هيومن رايتس ووتش اليوم إنه تم منح جائزة المدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان لعام 2008 إلى خمسة مدافعين عن حقوق الإنسان يتحلون بالشجاعة ونكران الذات من بورما والكونغو والمملكة العربية السعودية وسريلانكا وأوزبكستان.

Wichtige Reformen blockiert, kaum Schutz gegen erniedrigende Arbeitsbedingungen
July 9, 2008
Wichtige Reformen blockiert, kaum Schutz gegen erniedrigende Arbeitsbedingungen

(Jakarta, 8. Juli 2008) – Saudi-Arabien soll die Reform der Arbeits-, Immigrations- und Strafgesetzgebung umgehend implementieren, um Hausangestellte vor schweren Menschenrechtsverletzungen zu schützen, die in manchen Fällen sogar als Sklavenhaltung bezeichnet werden können, so Human Rights Watch in einem heute veröffentlichten Bericht.

Tayangan Dokumentari Sri Langka ‘No Fire Zone’ Dihentikan
October 20, 2014
Tayangan Dokumentari Sri Langka ‘No Fire Zone’ Dihentikan

(Bangkok) – Pihak berkuasa Malaysia harus dengan segera menggugurkan tuduhan terhadap aktivis hak asasi yang dituduh menayangkan filem mengenai perang saudara Sri Lanka tanpa kelulusan Lembaga Penapisan, tegas Human Rights Watch hari ini.

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HRC 27 -- Statement Delivered Under Item 10
September 25, 2014
HRC 27 -- Statement Delivered Under Item 10

Human Rights Watch welcomes the High Commissioner's update on Sri Lanka. We regret that senior officials in the Sri Lankan government have rejected the 2014 Human Rights Council resolution asking the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to independently investigate allegations of serious violations of hu