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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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(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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Survivors of acid violence in Cambodia are unlawfully denied free medical care and face pressure to accept inadequate settlements. The Cambodian government should enforce its laws that require legal, social, and medical support to survivors of acid…
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North Korean officials commit sexual violence with little concern for the consequences. The government fails to investigate and prosecute complaints, or to provide protection and services to victims, and even asserts that the country is implausibly free…
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Efforts to bring those responsible for atrocities in Syria before European courts are starting to bear fruit, notably in Swedish and German courts, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While various authorities in Europe have opened…
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(Washington, DC, June 22, 2015) The World Bank Group has done little to prevent or dissuade governments from intimidating critics of the projects it funds, or monitor for reprisals. Governments and powerful companies have threatened, intimidated, and…
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The World Bank Group has done little to prevent or dissuade governments from intimidating critics of the projects it funds, or monitor for reprisals. Governments and powerful companies have threatened, intimidated, and misused criminal laws against…
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“North Korea: Accounts from Camp Survivors” features interviews of North Koreans who survived years of abuse while incarcerated in political prison camps (including kwanliso), including systematic use of beatings, food deprivation and starvation, and…
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(Bangkok, December 9, 2013) – Cambodian authorities unlawfully detain hundreds of drug users and others deemed “undesirable” in centers where they face torture, sexual violence, and forced labor. Human Rights Watch called for the immediate closure of the…