• Dec 11, 2013
  • Oct 28, 2013
    The Middle East depends heavily on domestic workers but trails other regions in adopting critical reforms to protect their rights, the International Domestic Workers Network (IDWN), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and Human Rights Watch said today. The groups released a report assessing progress since the 2011 adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, a groundbreaking treaty to entitle domestic workers to the same basic rights as other workers.

Reports

Immigration and the Treatment of Non-Citizens

  • Dec 11, 2013
  • Oct 28, 2013
    The Middle East depends heavily on domestic workers but trails other regions in adopting critical reforms to protect their rights, the International Domestic Workers Network (IDWN), the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), and Human Rights Watch said today. The groups released a report assessing progress since the 2011 adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, a groundbreaking treaty to entitle domestic workers to the same basic rights as other workers.
  • Feb 23, 2013
    United Arab Emirates authorities should charge or release 13 Egyptians with alleged ties to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and grant them immediate access to lawyers. UAE security services detained the Egyptians between November 21, 2012 and January 7, 2013. While no charges have been filed, local media have alleged that Egyptians had formed a covert Muslim Brotherhood cell attempting to establish a foothold in the UAE.
  • Jan 31, 2013

    The enormous prison population in the United States partly reflects harsh sentencing practices contrary to international law, Human Rights Watch said in the US chapter of its World Report 2013.

  • Jan 4, 2013
    Human Rights Watch submitted this statement to inform the Human Rights Committee’s understanding of the US government’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
  • Oct 1, 2012
    A bill known as the Trust Act that California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed on September 30, 2012, would have encouraged immigrants to report crimes and seek redress.
  • Sep 19, 2012
    The Universal Periodic Review of the United Kingdom addressed a range of concerns including counterterrorism legislation and policies, as well as ways in which the UK is failing to its obligations to promote and protect women’s human rights.
  • Sep 5, 2012
    While politicians select their horses for the presidential race at the party conventions, someone needs to remind them that millions of Americans are quite ready to discuss immigration reform that would pull a large group of people, aching to be productive and constructive members of society, out from the shadows.
  • Aug 31, 2012
    HRW writes in strong support of the TRUST Act, which would advance public safety by limiting the response to ICE holds of unauthorized immigrants to those convicted or charged by a District Attorney of serious or violent offenses, and by making clear to immigrant communities that mere contact with local law enforcement, including by victims and witnesses, will not lead to reporting to ICE.
  • Aug 29, 2012
    The Department of Homeland Security began taking applications for "deferred action for childhood arrivals," temporary relief from deportation for unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the USA as children. Deferred action is intended for children who are "American" in everything but legal status, but the program's idea of "American" is unlikely to include child migrant farmworkers.