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(Washington, DC) – The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing, Continuing Injustice: The Centennial of the Tulsa-Greenwood Race Massacre, on May 19, 2021, ahead of the Tulsa Race Massacre’s…
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(Chicago, March 11, 2021) – An Illinois law that requires a young person seeking an abortion to involve an adult family member is dangerous for youth in the state, violates their human rights, and threatens their health and safety, Human Rights Watch and…
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Asylum seekers sent to Mexico by the administration of former US president Donald Trump have suffered violence and extortion by Mexican police, immigration agents, and criminal groups. Since January 2019, the United States has effectively closed its…
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The administration of United States President Joe Biden should move swiftly to ensure fair, dignified and humane treatment of asylum seekers and migrants at the border, Human Rights Watch and the Iowa City Catholic Worker said in a video released today.…
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Woman gets dragged away by her limbs by riot police while protesting on October 23, commemorating the Paris Peace Accords, in front of the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh (Source: LICAHDO)
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(New York, October 22, 2020) – Cambodia’s increasingly dictatorial, one-party rule is underpinned by generals in the security forces who are responsible for serious and systematic human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today as it issued…
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(Los Angeles, October 15, 2020) – Californians should vote No on Proposition 22, a ballot measure that would eviscerate minimum wage and other labor rights protections for the state’s grocery app workers, Human Rights Watch said in a video released today…
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(Seoul, October 19, 2020) – The North Korean pretrial detention and investigation system is arbitrary and lacks any semblance of due process, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Former detainees described systematic torture, dangerous and…
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  The governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have failed to effectively address violence and entrenched discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, leading many to seek asylum in the United States.…
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(New York, September 30, 2020) – New York City police planned the assault and mass arrests of peaceful protesters in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx on June 4, 2020, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The crackdown, led by…
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(New York, September 30, 2020) – New York City police planned the assault and mass arrests of peaceful protesters in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx on June 4, 2020, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The crackdown, led by…
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(Washington, DC, September 22, 2020) – Responses by election officials in the United States to the Covid-19 pandemic seriously impaired some people’s ability to vote in primary elections, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Election…
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The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA led to protests across North America and the world, with a call for racial equality. HRW asked demonstrators the question: Why do you protest?
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From rethinking the role and presence of law enforcement in our communities to adequately addressing the legacy of slavery and racial discrimination through repair, reconciliation, and reinvestment, candidates in the 2020 US Elections should look to…
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Abusive policing in Tulsa, Oklahoma that targets black people and poor people, diminishes the quality of life in all communities. Human Rights Watch released a video on the eve of the third anniversary of the killing of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black…
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Trump administration policies threaten to worsen the already dangerous conditions for meatpacking workers in the United States. The Trump administration is weakening oversight of chicken, hog, and cattle producers, and lifting limits on production speeds…