The world’s forests could soon join the growing list of casualties of the coronavirus pandemic. The fire season is approaching for many.
The world’s forests could soon join the growing list of casualties of the coronavirus pandemic. The fire season is approaching for many. And governments grappling with Covid-19 are rolling back enforcement of environmental protections that are crucial for containing the fires.
Re: Immediate and urgent measures to protect the rights of prison detainees in Tanzania
We the undersigned non-governmental human rights organizations, welcome your government’s measures to halt the spread of COVID-19, including closing schools, discouraging public gatherings, informing the public, and establishing three Cabinet committees to lead the response.
The South African government’s Covid-19 aid programs, including food parcels, have overlooked refugees and asylum seekers, including many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people who fled to South Africa to escape persecution.
In the wake of the chilling "Nth room" case, the South Korean government recently announced an inter-agency plan to "eradicate digital sex crimes." This response is a testament to the women's rights activists who have fought for years to make officials take digital sex crimes seriously. But the measures raise digital rights concerns, including freedom of expression for women and girls online, and only scratch the surface of what a comprehensive response should entail.
Greek authorities should free the 276 unaccompanied migrant children currently detained in police cells and detention centers in Greece, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Releasing the children is all the more urgent amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
May 14, 2020
Jailed kids and Covid-19; an opportunity to advance rights in Iraq; Kyrgyzstan's supreme court doubles down on injustice; journalist violently attacked in Tajikistan; a new LGBT rights map for Europe; some good news from Italy; and the European Parliament debates Hungary's declaration of dictatorship.
May 20, 2020
Albania bans conversion therapy; SADC should support Mozambique; free expression stifled by Kurdish authorities in Iraq; Zimbabwe opposition leaders might be prosecuted after they reported that they were abused; Pakistan ignores Covid-19; amplifying the voices of African LGBT people.
Burkina Faso authorities should credibly and independently investigate alleged extrajudicial executions of 12 men detained by gendarmes on May 11, 2020 during a counterterrorism operation near the eastern town of Fada N’Gourma, Human Rights Watch said today. Witnesses who saw and buried the bodies said it appeared the men had all been shot in the head.