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.

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Dispatches: From Despair to Hope in Central African Republic
June 4, 2015

Good news in the Central African Republic is rare. So it seemed strange to feel joy as I stood at dawn in the Muslim enclave of Yaloké watching 16 ethnic Peuhl cattle herders boarding a United Nations convoy heading for Cameroon. The Peuhl were smiling and happy. So was I.

Aid Agencies Should Include Them in Planning; Meet Basic Needs
April 28, 2015
Aid Agencies Should Include Them in Planning; Meet Basic Needs

(Nairobi) – People with disabilities in the Central African Republic were often left behind and struggled to flee to safety when their communities came under the brutal attacks by armed groups beginning in 2013, Human Rights Watch said today.

Policy Left Many Working on Abu Dhabi Campus Unprotected
April 22, 2015
Policy Left Many Working on Abu Dhabi Campus Unprotected

(Beirut) – New York University (NYU)’s pledge to compensate migrant construction workers for its Abu Dhabi campus who were excluded from a code of conduct designed to protect them is a positive step.

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.