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Petition to Governors to Protect Detainees, Press ICE for Release

Nearly two dozen human rights, immigrant rights, and civil rights advocates and service providers are coming together to seek the release of immigrants and asylum-seekers in detention.

From Canada to France, lawmakers want to stop attempts to ‘cure’ LGBT people. But they must also offer meaningful support to those harmed.

In 1995, Chinese authorities took a 6-year-old Tibetan child, identified as the Panchen Lama reincarnate, from his home. He hasn’t been seen since.

Take Concrete Steps to End Biased Police Behavior, 24 Groups Say

The French government should take urgent and concrete steps to end discriminatory police stops.

Groups Seek Records on Treatment of Asylum Seekers Under US Migrant Protection Protocols

The American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Human Rights Watch, and the law firm Winston & Strawn LLP filed a lawsuit in the US Northern District of California today to compel the release of records about the US Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain in Mexico” program.

April 17, 2020

Prime Minister Shinzō Abe

Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan

1-6-1 Nagata-chō, Chiyoda-ku

Tokyo 100-8968, Japan

Letter to Prime Minister Shinzō Abe Regarding National LGBT Non-Discrimination Law

Nearly 100 Civic Groups Urge Prime Minister to Act

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should commit to introducing a law protecting against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Human Rights Watch welcomes the inquiry by the International Development Committee (IDC) into the effectiveness of UK Aid, and its intention to examine whether the work of the Department for Intern

Human Rights Watch welcomes the inquiry by the International Development Committee (IDC) into the effectiveness of UK Aid, and its intention to examine whether the work of the Department for International Development (DFID) is accountable, transparent and impactful. Our submission concerns CDC Group, a development bank owned by DFID, and the lack of adequate safeguards at the bank to prevent its investments undermining human rights and environmental protections.

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival presents its first full digital edition of bold new films that will be available nationwide, in response to this time of crisis, Human Rights Watch said today. The film festival will feature in-depth online discussions with filmmakers, film subjects, and Human Rights Watch researchers.

WHO Experts Expelled, Election Observers Blocked

This week, Burundi's government, which refuses to acknowledge the threat the virus presents, resorted to familiar tactics and declared the country representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and three of its experts persona non grata without giving any reason.