(New York) - A new anti-drugs campaign announced on November 7, 2008, by Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat is likely to lead to serious human rights violations without major changes in policy and personnel, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Johannesburg) - Southern African leaders should adopt the proposed Gender and Development Protocol at their upcoming summit after amending it to include crucial provisions deleted in 2007, Human Rights Watch said today. One of the most important provisions that should be put back in to the protocol would commit states to criminalize marital rape.
(New York) - The Indian government should order troops and police to refrain from using lethal force against violent protesters in Jammu and Kashmir unless absolutely necessary to protect life, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch called on political parties and groups leading the protests to end their dispute peacefully and do all they can to prevent acts of violence.