Children and Families Sent to Harm by the US ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program
The 103-page report, “‘Like I’m Drowning’: Children and Families Sent to Harm by the US ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program,” is a joint investigation by Human Rights Watch, Stanford University’s Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Program, and Willamette University’s Child and Family Advocacy Clinic. Children and adults interviewed described being sexually assaulted, abducted for ransom, extorted, robbed at gunpoint, and subjected to other crimes under the US Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), known as the “Remain in Mexico” program. In many cases, they said these attacks occurred immediately after US authorities sent them to Mexico to await US immigration court hearings on their asylum applications, or as they returned from hearings. Witnesses said that Mexican immigration officers or police committed some of these crimes.
Barriers for Children with Disabilities in the European School System
This report found that while European Schools are paying increasing attention to inclusion, children with disabilities continued to face problems.
Alabama’s Failure to Prevent Cervical Cancer Death in the Black Belt
This report documents how state and federal policies contribute to a treacherous reproductive health environment in Alabama, where women are dying from cervical cancer at rates higher than in any other US state.
Transgender Women, HIV, and Human Rights in South Florida
This report documents the harmful impact of state and federal policies on transgender women in two Florida counties – Miami-Dade and Broward – that have the highest rates of new HIV infection in the United States.
Tourist Rental Listings in West Bank Settlements
This report documents how the global travel companies Airbnb and Booking.com are listing and facilitating the rental of dozens of properties in settlements in the occupied West Bank.
The Total Criminalization of Abortion in the Dominican Republic
Abortion is illegal in the Dominican Republic in all circumstances, even when a pregnancy is life-threatening, unviable, or the result of rape.
Barriers to Girls’ Education in Pakistan
This report concludes that many girls simply have no access to education, including because of a shortage of government schools – especially for girls. Nearly 22.5 million of Pakistan’s children – in a country with a population of just over 200 million – are out of school, the majority of them girls.
Sexual Violence against Women in North Korea
This report documents unwanted sexual contact and violence that is so common in North Korea it has come to be accepted as part of ordinary life.
Violence and Discrimination against LGBT people in Malawi
This report shows how the lack of clarity about the legal status of same-sex conduct leaves LGBT people vulnerable to arbitrary arrests, physical violence, and routine discrimination.
Weak State Response to Domestic Violence in Russia
This report details the barriers survivors face in reporting abuse and getting help. They include social stigma, lack of awareness, and lack of trust in police.
Arbitrary Arrest and Torture Under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas
This report evaluates patterns of arrest and detention conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 25 years after the Oslo Accords granted Palestinians a degree of self-rule over these areas and more than a decade after Hamas seized effective control over the Gaza Strip.
Sexual Exploitation, Harassment and Abuse in Secondary Schools in Senegal
This report documents abuses against female students in secondary schools, primarily by teachers and school officials.
Military Occupation of Land in Sri Lanka
This report details security force occupation of land both during and after the armed conflict.
The Human Rights Impact of Bauxite Mining in Guinea
This report focuses on two mining projects that were Guinea’s two largest bauxite producers in 2017: La Société Minière de Boké (SMB), a joint venture linked to the world’s largest aluminum producer, China Hongqiao Group, that has expanded extremely rapidly since it began in 2015; and la Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée
Arbitrary Arrests and Enforced Disappearances in Iraq 2014-2017
This report draws on research Human Rights Watch has published on enforced disappearances in Iraq since 2014, when Iraqi forces launched anti-ISIS operations, and documents an additional 74 cases of men and four cases of boys detained by Iraqi military and security forces between April 2014 and October 2017 and forcibly
The Lasting Harm of Jailing Mothers Before Trial in Oklahoma
This report documents the unique harms of putting mothers with minor children into pretrial detention. Jailed mothers are separated from their children for days, weeks, months, a year or more with limited means of substantial contact—which compounds the already extreme pressure to accept a guilty plea.