• Jan 11, 2012

    Finland’s action to join the international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines should spur the United States and others to get on board without delay. 

  • Apr 18, 2008
    The first session of the new country review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council was undermined by inconsistencies and the timidity of some governments in reviewing others, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 18, 2008 the council concluded a two-week session in which it examined the records of 16 countries as part of the new Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.

Finland

  • Feb 14, 2013
    An Afghan migrant is stabbed in the heart on the streets of Athens. Black-shirted paramilitaries linked to Hungary’s third-largest political party march through a Roma neighborhood shouting, “You will die here.” A neo-Nazi gang commits a string of murders of Turkish immigrants in Germany. An ideologue driven by hatred of “multiculturalism” kills 67 mostly young people on a Norwegian Island.
  • Jan 11, 2012

    Finland’s action to join the international treaty banning antipersonnel landmines should spur the United States and others to get on board without delay. 

  • Jun 26, 2008
    We are writing in advance of your upcoming trip to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, which we believe provides a unique opportunity to discuss the state of human rights in both countries and press for concrete improvements. We hope you will make full use of the opportunity of your trip to make clear to the governments of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan that enforcing universal human rights principles is a core component of OSCE policy in the region.
  • Apr 18, 2008
    The first session of the new country review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council was undermined by inconsistencies and the timidity of some governments in reviewing others, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 18, 2008 the council concluded a two-week session in which it examined the records of 16 countries as part of the new Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.
  • Apr 6, 2008
    The UN Human Rights Council will begin a new review process on April 7, 2008. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is the most innovative and ambitious instrument of the council and was set up to assess the human rights performance of all 192 UN member states over a four-year cycle.