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The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex, has rapidly grown into an important agency, but it fails to investigate human rights violations against migrants at EU borders…
Frontex border officers stand near migrants on the island of Lesbos, Greece, on March 2020.
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(Brussels, June 23, 2021) – The European Union border guard agency’s oversight mechanisms have failed to safeguard people against serious human rights violations at the EU’s external borders, Human Rights Watch said today.   An analysis of the actions…
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A large number of poorer countries are running out of Covid-19 vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. With less than 2 per cent of its populations vaccinated so far, some countries on the…
Volunteers wait to be checked at a vaccine trial facility set at Soweto's Chris Sani Baragwanath Hospital outside Johannesburg, South Africa, November 30, 2020. 
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The anti-LGBT+ policies of Hungary's government are getting some well-deserved attention this week, as the city of Munich calls for the Allianz Arena to light up in rainbow colors during a Euro 2020 football…
People march with a giant rainbow flag from the parliament building in Budapest during the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade on July 6, 2019.
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Canada incarcerates thousands of people, including those with disabilities, on immigration-related grounds every year in often abusive conditions. A new report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International…
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Widespread internet posting in South Korea of sexual images of women and girls without their consent is having a devastating impact on the victims. The government should be doing more to prevent and respond to these digital sex crimes. Despite legal…
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While German Chancellor Angela Merkel continues to stand in the way of a temporary suspension of intellectual property protections for Covid vaccines, the World Health Organization has warned that the…
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Tomorrow marks 10 years since the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a groundbreaking treaty establishing global labor standards to protect domestic workers’ rights. In that time, 32 countries have joined and at least 70 have improved labor…
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Leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States have failed to take concrete and decisive action on the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and…
Supporters attend the Rally for Vaccine Access for Everyone, Everywhere on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C.
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As the G7 Summit in the UK begins, it should be an opportunity to accelerate efforts to tackle the global pandemic and climate change. Solving the inequities in access to Covid-19 medical tools means…
Flags of the G7 Europe, Canada, Italy, Japan, Germany, England, USA and France in Paris, France on July 4th, 2019.
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Chinese authorities impose collective punishment on relatives of activists who flee Xinjiang. Ethiopian government forces summarily executed a 17-year-old boy…
The watchtower of a high-security facility near a “re-education camp” where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained
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Millions of Syrians risk losing access to lifesaving aid, including during the Covid-19 pandemic, if Russia vetoes reauthorizing the only remaining UN aid corridor from Turkey into opposition-held northwest Syria, Human Rights Watch said today. The United…
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G7 member countries should take immediate and concrete action to end fossil fuel subsidies. Stopping these subsidies is key to countries meeting their human rights obligation to address climate change by…
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(New York) – The Bangladesh government has relocated nearly 20,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island without adequate health care, livelihoods, or protection, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The United Nations and donor governments…
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Not even two weeks after his Ryanair plane was forced to land in Belarus, detained journalist Roman Protasevich appeared on state television on Thursday. The opposition, human rights groups, and Protasevich'…
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  The Chinese government has banned public commemorations for the Tiananmen massacre of pro-democracy protesters in June 1989. Vigils are prohibited in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau, a continuation…
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