• Sep 8, 2014
    Bahrain authorities should free 13 high-profile dissidents serving long prison terms solely for exercising their human rights. The deteriorating health of Abdullhadi al-Khawaja, one of the 13, who began a hunger strike on August 24, 2014, to protest his unlawful detention, makes the situation especially urgent.
  • Jul 14, 2014
    Brazil should speak out in support of human rights in Russia and Russia’s independent activists at the BRICS summit.

Reports

  • Exploitation of Migrant Workers Ahead of Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi
  • Summary Returns of Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Adult Asylum Seekers from Italy to Greece
  • Forced Labor and Corporate Responsibility in Eritrea’s Mining Sector

Labor

  • Sep 8, 2014
    Bahrain authorities should free 13 high-profile dissidents serving long prison terms solely for exercising their human rights. The deteriorating health of Abdullhadi al-Khawaja, one of the 13, who began a hunger strike on August 24, 2014, to protest his unlawful detention, makes the situation especially urgent.
  • Jul 14, 2014
    Brazil should speak out in support of human rights in Russia and Russia’s independent activists at the BRICS summit.
  • Jul 14, 2014
    A draft law to regulate nongovernmental organizations would give the government and security agencies veto power over all activities of associations in Egypt and would sound the death knell for the independence these groups have fought to maintain.
  • Jul 1, 2014
    São Paulo authorities should conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into allegations that police planted evidence of criminal activity on two protesters who were arrested on June 23, 2014.
  • Jun 25, 2014
    Brazilian authorities should conduct thorough and impartial investigations into allegations of excessive force by police in crowd-control operations during the opening weeks of the World Cup.
  • Jun 9, 2014
    President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi takes office in Egypt in the midst of a human rights crisis as dire as in any period in the country’s modern history, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The new president should make addressing Egypt’s dismal human rights record a top priority.
  • May 28, 2014
    As Egypt concludes its third day of voting for a new president, the intense crackdown on dissent over the last 10 months has created a repressive environment that severely undermines the fairness of the elections.
  • May 27, 2014
    Algeria arbitrarily restricts workers’ rights to form labor organizations, Human Rights Watch and the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) said today. The government punishes peaceful protesters and strikers, including with retaliatory suspensions or dismissals from public service jobs, and arbitrarily arrests and prosecutes union activists on politically motivated charges.
  • Apr 30, 2014
    An Egyptian court’s ban on the activities of the 6 April Movement is a clear violation of citizens’ rights to free association, peaceful assembly, and free expression. Rather than enforce the ruling against the youth opposition movement, authorities should dedicate themselves to overturning it in court.
  • Apr 22, 2014
    Survivors of the Rana Plaza building collapse one year ago in Bangladesh are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income, Human Rights Watch said today. International companies that sourced garments from five factories operating in the Rana Plaza building are not contributing enough to the financial trust fund set up to support survivors and the families of those who died, Human Rights Watch said.