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.

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.

国际奥委会新制合同为所有体育组织设下更高标准
October 22, 2014
国际奥委会新制合同为所有体育组织设下更高标准

(洛桑)-人权观察今天表示,国际奥林匹克委员会(国际奥委会)决定在未来签订的主办城市合同中纳入人权保障条款,为打击与北京和索契奥运会相关的严重人权侵害迈出了积极步伐。奥运会主办城市合同的内容通常保密,过去从未公开纳入人权保障条款。

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.