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The Honorable Lindsey Graham

We believe that the EARN IT Act not only jeopardizes privacy and threatens the right to free expression, but also fails to effectively protect children from online exploitation.

Child Online Sexual Exploitation Measure Won’t Protect Children

The US Senate Judiciary Committee should reject a proposed law that would jeopardize privacy and free expression rights without effectively protecting children from online sexual exploitation.

Plight of Unaccompanied Migrant Children Is Focus of New Campaign

The #FreeTheKids campaign calls for an end to the practice of detaining migrant children in Greece.

Trending rights tweets this week: Rare 1920s footage of Greenwood, an African-American enclave in Tulsa, Oklahoma, once known as the “Black Wall Street;” the most severe blow to the rights of peopl

Trending rights tweets this week: Rare 1920s footage of Greenwood, an African-American enclave in Tulsa, Oklahoma, once known as the “Black Wall Street;” the most severe blow to the rights of people in Hong Kong since1997; the devastating effects of Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ on children; and great news from Costa Rica, which legalized same-sex marriage.

President Pledges Wide Consultation on Draft While Reporters, Protest Leaders Locked Up

If imprisoned Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni managed to get a copy of the draft constitution Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune circulated in early May, he might savor the irony.

New Regulation Important Step Towards Better Rights Protection

On May 6, Brazil’s National Secretariat of Social Assistance published a federal regulation aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 in institutions for people with disabilities and homes for older people.

Christoph Beumelburg

Director, Group Communication & Investor Relations

HeidelbergCement

Berliner Strasse 6

69120 Heidelberg, Germany

 

We are writing to request a meeting regarding apparent plans to expand the Nahal Raba quarry, located in the occupied West Bank on land confiscated by Israel in violation of international humanitarian law. The quarry is owned by Hanson, a subsidiary of HeidelbergCement.

Drop Charges; Free Detainees

Moscow police on May 28, 2020 detained seven journalists and a writer who were holding single person pickets in solidarity with another journalist detained for holding a similar protest, Human Rights Watch said today. Ilya Azar, a correspondent for the independent Russian paper Novaya Gazeta, and a district council representative in Moscow, had been sentenced to 15 days in detention earlier that day.

Executive Order Targets Companies that Displease Government

President Donald Trump’s May 28, 2020 executive order, Preventing Online Censorship, is a profound attack against online freedom of expression globally, Human Rights Watch said today.