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Crackdown Belies Government Pledges to Respect Rights

(New York) – Thai authorities should immediately and unconditionally release prominent human rights lawyer Arnon Nampha and democracy activist Panupong Jadnok, Human Rights Watch said today. They should drop all charges related to their participation in…

Respect Freedom of Expression, Equality for Everyone

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The Mermaid of Warsaw statue is seen holding the LGBT rainbow flag and wearing a pink mask with the anarcha-queer symbol in Warsaw, Poland July 29, 2020 in this image taken from social media.
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The long-term failure of Lebanon's authorities; ramping up repression in Belarus ahead of election; justice still needed for victims in eastern Ukraine; Russia's regressive family code proposal; a unique protest against hate in Poland; the fundamental…
Aftermath of the explosions at Beirut's seaport, August 5, 2020.
Daily Brief
Independent investigation needed for Beirut blast; repression in Zimbabwe; protecting rights defenders in Liberia; Philippines may get death penalty back; Cambodian authorities should stop harassing detainees' family members; students expelled over Papua…
People wave a Lebanese national flag during a protest in Central Beirut December 11, 2006.

Reinstating Capital Punishment Risks International Condemnation, Sanctions

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a late night live broadcast in Malacanang, Manila, Philippines, April 3, 2020.

Inquiry into Aged Care Quality and Safety on the Impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on the Aged Care Sector

Summary This submission by Human Rights Watch to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (the “Royal Commission”) focuses on the impact of Covid-19 on people living with dementia in aged care facilities in Australia. Of particular concern…