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: 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 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.

‘Cross-Dressing’ Ban Ruled Unconstitutional
November 7, 2014
‘Cross-Dressing’ Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

(New York) – A Malaysian appeals court ruling that a ban on cross-dressing was unconstitutional is an important victory for the rights of 

October 31, 2014

A court ruling in London yesterday marked a rare victory in the search for justice for torture and other abuses by the UK, US, and allies in the years after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

New IOC Contract Requirement Raises Bar for all Sports Groups
October 22, 2014
New IOC Contract Requirement Raises Bar for all Sports Groups

(Lausanne) – The decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to include human rights protections in future host city contracts is a positive step to combat a set of serious rights violations linked to Olympics in Beijing and Sochi, Human Rights Watch said today.