A new treaty to deepen the link between environmental protection and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to reduce the conflicts that lead to the murders of so many environmental defenders in the region.
When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.”
—Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014
We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
There’s a town in Africa that offers an amazing view of the Mongolian steppes.
The picturesque panorama is hand-painted on the patio wall of Rubkona Primary School, in a rural town in South Sudan. The flowing rivers on the wall contrast sharply…
The African Union made headlines Tuesday for purportedly agreeing to mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. The reality is more complex.
The decision by AU member states welcomes the announced withdrawals by South Africa,…
(Nairobi) – Burundi has taken a major step backward by officially withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch said today. Other African ICC members should distance themselves from Burundi’s withdrawal and affirm their support for…
Dear Minister Nyamdorj,
On behalf of Human Rights Watch I write to express concern that the State Registration General Agency of Mongolia has denied registration to the Mongolian non-governmental organization "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender…
(New York) - The Mongolian minister of justice should overturn a state agency's decision to deny the official registration request of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center, a national nongovernmental organization, Human Rights Watch said in a…
(Georgetown) - Guyana should halt arrests and police abuse of transgender people and repeal a repressive law that criminalizes wearing clothes considered appropriate only for the opposite sex, six human rights organizations said today in a letter to…
His Excellency Bharrat JagdeoPresident of the Republic of Guyana
Office of the President
New Garden Street and Vlissengen Road,
Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana
Dear President Jagdeo:
We write on behalf of the Guyanese, Caribbean, and international human…
(New York) - The Mongolian government should protect the human and labor rights of North Koreans coming to Mongolia to work, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Mongolia’s minister of social welfare and labor.
On July 22, 2008, Daily Business…
Minister D. Demberel
Ministry of Social Welfare and Labor
Government Building 2, Negdsen Undesnii Street
Ulan Bator - 210646, Mongolia
Re: North Korean Workers in Mongolia
Dear Minister Demberel:
On July 22, 2008, Daily Business News Mongolia…
Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
Organisation of the Islamic Conference
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dear Dr. Ihsanoglu,
Human Rights Watch is a nongovernmental organization that since 1978 has reported on violations of international human…
A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA
OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS..
Abuse of Girls
Women and Girls in…
U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way.
A brief overview of the Bush…
In the 24 years since independence, massive, systematic electoral fraud has denied the Guyanese people their right to freely elect their government. Unable to express themselves politically in free and fair elections and constricted by the repressive…