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On May 30, 2016, judges at the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegal court system will deliver their verdict in the trial of former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré. 

Prime Minister’s Visit is Moment to Address Rapid Decline in Rights

(Sydney) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should use his first official visit to Chin

(Sydney, April 13, 2016) – Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should use his first official visit to China to speak out about human rights concerns, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing a letter to Turnbull.

 

On February 8, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the appointment of Philip Ruddock – the former immigration minister who presided over the Howard government’s notorious “Pacific Solution” t

Bulgaria bears a “big responsibility” for protecting the European Union’s external borders and should do so “in full respect” of migrants’ human rights, says Europe’s senior minister for migration,

Obama Should Press Leaders to End Repression

United States President Barack Obama should make human rights a central and public focus of the upcoming summit of Southeast Asian leaders in the United States.

On November 21, 2015, Israeli soldiers entered the West Bank city of Ramallah, blew open the front door of the home of 33-year-old journalist Mohammed al-Qeeq, and blindfolded and arrested him.

Khadidja told me she had been repeatedly tortured, and imprisoned in Hissène Habré’s presidential palace in N’Djamena. She had promised me that the day she came face-to-face with the former president, whose brutal rule in Chad lasted from 1982 until he was ousted in 1990, she would reveal what she had really experienced. Khadidja kept her promise.

In March this year, Middle East Minister Tobias Ellwood suggested that Egypt was taking "steps towards a stronger democracy" and that Br

In March this year, Middle East Minister Tobias Ellwood suggested that Egypt was taking "steps towards a stronger democracy" and that British/Egyptian relations were "in a very positive place". The first claim is absurd in the context of mass repression, while the second speaks volumes about Britain's current approach to foreign policy.

Criminal Law Revisions Further Undercut Online Freedom, Citizens’ Right to Know

(New York) – The latest revisions to

(New York, November 2, 2015) – The latest revisions to China’s Criminal Law impose up to seven years in prison for “spreading rumors” about disasters, Human Rights Watch said today.

Naresh, a 12-year-old boy from India’s eastern state of Bihar, said he often misses school.

Naresh, a 12-year-old boy from India’s eastern state of Bihar, said he often misses school. Naresh, who was born into a Dalit (formerly “untouchable”) family, said he didn’t like his local government school because teachers told him to sit at the back of the class, and students from other castes taunted him as a “dirty” Dalit.