June 4, 2024

Persistent Failure to Ensure Right to Work; Quotas Unfilled

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  • June 17, 2024 Audio
    When Robert Taylor bought land and began to build a home in St. John Parish in Louisiana, he envisioned a compound that would house his family for generations to come. Now, Taylor hopes that his grandchildren don’t have to live in this “Sacrifice Zone.” The Taylors’ home is situated in what’s known as Cancer Alley, an 85
    Screenshot of audiogram depicting Robert Taylor looking at petrochemical plant.
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  • June 5, 2024 Interactive
    In Vietnam, more than 160 political prisoners are currently locked up simply for exercising their basic rights. Rights bloggers and activists face police harassment, intimidation, surveillance, and interrogation on a daily basis. Activists face long stints of pre-trial detention, without access to lawyers or family in a one-party police state that tolerates no dissent.
    Political prisoners in Vietnam
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  • June 3, 2024 Audio
    In 2023, Human Rights Watch researcher Nadia Hardman came across a letter the United Nations had sent to the government of Saudi Arabia expressing concern over the killing of Ethiopian migrants who were attempting to enter the kingdom. Migrants from the Horn of Africa had long used the so-called “eastern migration route”
    Screenshot of audiogram depicting Ethiopian migrants.
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  • May 20, 2024 Audio
    What happens to cargo ships at the end of their lives? Often, they wind up beached on shores in the global south where untrained and unprotected workers are tasked with breaking them apart in dangerous conditions. In this episode, Host Ngofeen Mputwbwele takes listeners to the beaches of Bangladesh where Human Rights Watch
    Shipbreaking: The Most Dangerous Job in the World
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  • March 27, 2024 Video
    Municipal Officials Absent from Investigations for Authorizing and Approving Defective Buildings That Collapsed in Earthquake.  
    Collapsed buildings after earthquake
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  • February 7, 2024 Video
    The Russian military assault on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol between March and May 2022 left thousands of civilians dead and injured, including many in apparently unlawful attacks, and trapped hundreds of thousands for weeks without basic services. Russian President Vladimir Putin and other senior officials should be investigated and appropriately prosecuted for their role in apparent war crimes committed by Russian forces during the fighting there, and Russia should provide reparations to victims of laws-of-war violations and their families. Our City Was Gone’: Russia’s Devastation of Mariupol, Ukraine,” analyzes the civilian suffering and damage to thousands of buildings, including several hundred high-rise apartments, hospitals, educational facilities, and electricity and water infrastructure. They describe repeated attempts by Ukrainian officials and international agencies to organize official evacuations and aid deliveries in the face of Russian obstruction.
    The Devastation of Mariupol, Ukraine
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