• Press release
    Mar 9, 2015
    The Spanish Senate should scrap a flawed draft law on public security that would undermine rights protections.
  • Commentary
    Mar 5, 2015
    The two countries are selective in their interpretation of international laws on the rights of refugees.
  • Commentary
    Feb 27, 2015

    After four years of conflict, the crisis inside Syria not only shows no signs of letting up, but is now expanding into the region as never before.

  • Commentary
    Feb 25, 2015
    On the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa stands a graveyard filled with simple wooden crosses. We don’t know the names and stories of those buried there, except that they perished at sea trying to reach Europe, fleeing conflict in Syria, human-rights abuses in Somalia and Eritrea, poverty in West Africa.
  • Dispatches
    Feb 25, 2015
  • Press release
    Feb 23, 2015
    The House of Lords should amend the Modern Slavery Bill to restore the right for migrant domestic workers to change employers, Human Rights Watch and the United Kingdom charity Kalayaan said today. The bill is being considered in the House of Lords, the UK’s upper chamber of parliament, during the week of February 23, 2015.
  • Press release
    Feb 21, 2015
    The Pakistan government should immediately order local authorities to stop pressuring registered refugees to return to Afghanistan.
  • Commentary
    Feb 20, 2015
    “Aman.” a 29-year-old Eritrean, had just described his arduous journey to Europe when I heard the news about hundreds of deaths in the Mediterranean.
  • Press release
    Feb 19, 2015
    Greece’s new government should move quickly to tackle longstanding human rights violations.
  • Dispatches
    Feb 17, 2015
  • Press release
    Feb 8, 2015
    The Cambodian government should abide by its international obligations not to return Vietnamese and other asylum-seekers to countries where they face persecution.
  • Press release
    Feb 4, 2015
    There has been little progress toward justice for the drowning deaths of 15 migrants in waters off a Spanish enclave in North Africa on February 6, 2014.
  • Commentary
    Jan 23, 2015
    Contrary to the assertions of overreach by House Republicans, President Obama's executive actions on immigrants actually don't go far enough.
  • Press release
    Jan 20, 2015
    Asylum seekers and migrants living in destitution in the port city of Calais experience harassment and abuse at the hands of French police. The abuses described to Human Rights Watch include beatings and attacks with pepper spray as the migrants and asylum seekers walked in the street or hid in trucks in the hope of traveling to the United Kingdom.
  • Q & A
    Jan 8, 2015
    The following Q&A explores the human rights impact of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, highlighting what remains to be accomplished as the new Congress begins its work and the Obama administration enters its final two years in office.
  • Press release
    Jan 8, 2015
    President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration protects millions of families in the US but leaves major rights concerns unaddressed. Obama and the Congress should act to end harsh treatment at the border, unnecessary detention, and unfair criminal penalties that tear families apart.
  • Fact Sheet
    Jan 8, 2015
    The US government is summarily deporting parents of US citizen children apprehended at the border despite their deep ties to the United States. President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration did not address existing border removal policies that punish and provide no relief to families that have already been separated by harsh and overly inclusive deportation policies.