Auszeichnung gemeinsam mit sechs bedeutenden Persönlichkeiten
December 3, 2008
Auszeichnung gemeinsam mit sechs bedeutenden Persönlichkeiten

(New York, 26. November 2008) - Human Rights Watch erhält den Menschenrechtspreis 2008 der Vereinten Nationen. Damit wird auch der herausragende Einsatz der Menschenrechtsbewegung in den letzten 60 Jahren im Kampf gegen Menschenrechtsverletzungen geehrt, so Human Rights Watch.

House Committees Should Follow Senate’s Lead
April 8, 2015
House Committees Should Follow Senate’s Lead

(Tallahassee) – A Florida Senate subcommittee voted on April 8, 2015 to approve a bill that would allow judges rather than prosecutors to determine when a child should be charged as an adult. Senate Bill (SB) 1082, which would greatly reduce the number of youth under 18 sent into the adult criminal justice system, deserves a vote before Florida’s full Senate and House.

Human Rights Council to Name Expert on the Issue
March 26, 2015
Human Rights Council to Name Expert on the Issue

(Geneva, March 26, 2015) – UN Human Rights Council members on March 26, 2015, took an important step in global efforts to protect privacy on the internet, as well as more broadly, Human Rights Watch said today. The council unanimously agreed to appoint a new UN special rapporteur, or expert, on the right to privacy.

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Dispatches: A Big Win for Online Speech in India
March 24, 2015

“It cannot be over-emphasized that when it comes to democracy, liberty of thought and expression is a cardinal value that is of paramount significance.” With these words, India’s Supreme Court, in a landmark judgment on March 24, struck down Section 66A of the

March 18, 2015

The thousands of flood victims in Zimbabwe’s Tokwe-Mukorsi dam basin now have something that has been in rare supply: hope.

March 4, 2015

Indonesia said it will stop administering “virginity tests” to female aspiring civil servants as part of its admission process.

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February 10, 2015

In a move that will benefit those living with HIV and AIDS in Mississippi, the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has decided to overhaul the state’s federally funded program meant to provide housing to people with AIDS.

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Dispatches: Tobacco Industry Moves to Stem Child Labor
December 17, 2014

Last summer, thousands of children, many only 12 or 13 years old, worked in US tobacco fields and curing barns, often suffering acute nicotine poisoning from their contact with the plants. But next summer, the picture may be different, thanks to a rapid series of policy changes by major players in the tobacco industry.

Detention for Misdemeanors Reduced From 90 to 15 Days, Due Process Rights Introduced
November 26, 2014
Detention for Misdemeanors Reduced From 90 to 15 Days, Due Process Rights Introduced

Thanks to the overhaul of a Soviet-era law, Georgia’s police can no longer detain people for up to 90 days for minor offenses like traffic violations or disturbing public order at a protest – laws that authorities have used in the past to harass activists.

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Dispatches: First Congolese General Convicted of Rape
November 10, 2014

As a rebel leader during the Democratic Republic of Congo’s bloody conflict a decade ago, Gen. Jerome Kakwavu was known for his ruthlessness. Now he will be remembered for something else: as the first Congolese general successfully prosecuted for rape.