• Jun 6, 2014
    Ukraine’s authorities should review counterinsurgency operations in southeast Ukraine to ensure that government forces are complying with all of their obligations under international law.
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  • Jun 6, 2014
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  • Jun 5, 2014
    A court in Uzbekistan ordered the release of a human rights defender on medical grounds on May 31, 2014.
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  • Jun 5, 2014
    European Union ministers meeting in Luxembourg on June 5, 2014, should back stronger action to save migrant and refugee lives at sea.
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  • Jun 4, 2014

    The Russian parliament should remove from consideration proposed amendments to the media law that would require foreign-funded media outlets that cover “political activities” to register as “foreign agents.”

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  • Jun 3, 2014
    Reporters, photographers, researchers and activists from the Middle East and North Africa will bring the stories behind the headlines to The Netherlands on June 15, 2014, Human Rights Watch and World Press Photo announced today. Their work will be presented at a festival, Reporting Change – Stories from the Arab Region, at De Melkweg in Amsterdam.
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  • Jun 2, 2014
    A court decision against one of Tajikistan’s leading independent news outlets and its editor harm freedom of expression in the country.
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  • May 29, 2014
    Kyrgyzstan’s parliament should decisively reject legislative proposals introduced in May 2014 that would seriously undercut human rights.
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  • May 29, 2014

    In early March 2013 the Russian government launched an unprecedented, nationwide campaign of inspections of thousands of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to identify advocacy groups the government deems “foreign agents” and force them to register as such. This list tracks the legal consequences of the law on dozens of NGOs.

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  • May 27, 2014
    The Spanish government has taken insufficient action to alleviate the impact of the housing and debt crisis in Spain on vulnerable groups, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Tens of thousands of families have faced, or are currently facing, foreclosure on homes they bought at the height of Spain’s economic boom, when irresponsible lending made mortgages easy to come by.
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