• Nov 7, 2014
    The Lebanese government forcibly returned Syrian national Mahmoud Abdul Rahman Hamdan to Syria on September 28, despite his fear of detention and torture by the Syrian authorities.
  • Aug 19, 2013
    Thailand’s government should release ethnic Rohingya from Burma who are detained under inhumane and unsafe conditions, and ensure their protection needs are met.
  • Mar 15, 2012
    We believe the continuation of a country mandate for Iran is critical to allow Iranians to engage with the international community, put pressure on the Iranian government to comply with its international rights obligations, and allow international human rights bodies and mechanisms to monitor the rights situation in the country.
  • Mar 22, 2011
    In a stunning development for the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, today, Colombia delivered a Joint Statement during General Debate (Agenda Item 8 – Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action) that called on States to end violence, criminal sanctions and related human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and urged the Human Rights Council to address these important human rights issues.
  • Feb 25, 2011

    Human Rights Watch applauds the initiative of the Human Rights Council to hold a special session in response to the ongoing crisis in Libya. The council today should take whatever steps it can to address the serious human rights violations occurring in that country. In particular, Human Rights Watch strongly supports the proposal that the HRC "urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law in Libya in connection with the ongoing protests."

  • Nov 26, 2010
    An Israeli military court’s sentence on November 21, 2010, for two soldiers found guilty of using a Palestinian boy as a “human shield” during the 2008-09 offensive in Gaza appears inadequate considering the gravity of the offense, Human Rights Watch said today.
  • Nov 10, 2010
    Human Rights Watch urges foreign ministers to take action to bring about justice for victims of grave international crimes committed in Congo following the official publication on October 1st, 2010 of the United Nations “Report on the Mapping Exercise documenting the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.”
  • Nov 3, 2010
    The Polisario Front, the Western Sahara independence movement, should allow a man it detained in September immediate access to his family. The group detained Mostapha Selma Sidi Mouloud on September 21, 2010, accusing him of "treason and "espionage" on behalf of the "enemy" [Morocco] after he declared his support for Morocco's proposed solution to the Western Sahara conflict.
  • Oct 29, 2010
    Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have issued the following statement about comments by senior Cambodian officials concerning the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia.
  • Jul 8, 2010
    The Italian government should immediately offer to take into Italy at least 11 Eritreans it had previously forced back to Libya and who are now detained there and threatened with deportation back to Eritrea.