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.

North Carolina Growers Advance Efforts to End Hazardous Work
October 2, 2014
North Carolina Growers Advance Efforts to End Hazardous Work

(New York) – A prominent tobacco growers’ organization announced a new child labor policy that could help protect children from dangerous work on tobacco farms in the United States.

Pierre Claver Mbonimpa Provisionally Released on Medical Grounds
September 29, 2014
Pierre Claver Mbonimpa Provisionally Released on Medical Grounds

(Nairobi) – A court in Burundi on September 29, 2014, provisionally released the detained human rights activist, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, on medical grounds. 

Under-22s No Longer Summarily Sent to Harshest Prisons
September 28, 2014
Under-22s No Longer Summarily Sent to Harshest Prisons

(Sacramento, September 28, 2014) – California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that could prevent hundreds of young offenders from enduring rape, assault, and gang life in prison, Human Rights Watch said today.

Condemns Violence, Bias Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity
September 26, 2014
Condemns Violence, Bias Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

(Geneva) – The UN Human Rights Council resolution passed on September 26, 2014, to combat violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is a critically important achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 25 human rights and other groups said today.

IOC Initiative Should Be Model for FIFA; all Mega-Sporting Events
September 25, 2014
IOC Initiative Should Be Model for FIFA; all Mega-Sporting Events

(New York) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmation that future host city contracts will include an antidiscrimination requirement is an important step toward greater respect for human rights in global sport.

Dispatches: A look at human rights in the news today
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Dispatches: Victory for Reproductive Rights in Spain
September 24, 2014

An extraordinary thing happened in Spain yesterday.

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Dispatches: Remembering Labor Rights on Labor Day
August 29, 2014

Labor Day looms. If you’re lucky, you’ll be squeezing in one more day at the beach, grilling barbeque, or taking an afternoon nap.

August 28, 2014

This week I had expected to be writing about a defamation case brought by Kyrgyzstan’s National Security Committee against an independent journalist in Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan. To my surprise, the committee withdrew its complaint, and the court dismissed the case yesterday.

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Dispatches: Hope for Kenya’s Lead Poisoning Victims
August 14, 2014

For five years, an illegal lead smelter has polluted a small Kenyan community, the toxic lead poisoning children and even killing smelter workers. As of yesterday, Kenya’s government is finally taking action.