Human Rights – The World

Human Rights Watch Ukraine: Growing Civilian Toll from Russian Cluster Munition Attacks

Global Report Tracks New Use, Production of Widely Rejected Weapon Ukraine is the only country in the world where cluster munitions are being used today, Human Rights Watch said. Hundreds of Russian cluster munition attacks have been documented, reported, or alleged in at least 10 of Ukraine’s 24 regions, or[Read More…]

by August 27, 2022

Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ) Calls For Immediate Release Of Guatemala Journalist José Rubén Zamora

  From The Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ): In response to news reports about the arrest of Guatemalan journalist and president of the elPeriódico newspaper José Rubén Zamora, CPJ released the following statement on Saturday: “Guatemalan authorities should immediately release and drop any criminal charges against journalist José Rubén Zamora, president of elPeriódico,” said CPJ Advocacy Director[Read More…]

by July 30, 2022

Hope & Change For Haiti 3rd Annual “Engage For Change” Gala Fundraiser!

by July 27, 2022

Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ) Urges President Biden To Address Press Freedom During Middle East Trip

  From The Committee To Protect Journalists: As President Joe Biden departs for a visit to the Middle East from July 13 to 16, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) urges Biden to mount a robust defense of press freedom with the leaders of Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, where[Read More…]

by July 12, 2022

Human Rights Watch Afghanistan: Taliban Execute, ‘Disappear’ Alleged Militants

  Over 100 Bodies Found Dumped in Canal in East   From Human Rights Watch: Taliban security forces have summarily executed and forcibly disappeared alleged members and supporters of an Islamic State offshoot in eastern Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said today. Since the Taliban took power in August 2021, residents of Nangahar[Read More…]

by July 11, 2022

Human Rights Watch UN: Support Impartial Justice for War Crimes in Ukraine

  Global Commitment to Accountability Should be Model for Other Crises From: Human Rights Watch United Nations Security Council members should use an informal meeting on accountability for serious crimes in Ukraine to highlight the importance of impartial justice and coordination of a wide range of international accountability efforts, Human Rights Watch said[Read More…]

by April 29, 2022

Human Rights Watch Today China: Credibility of UN Human Rights Chief’s Visit At Risk

From Human Rights Watch: 60 Groups Urge Transparency, Protection of Sources, Release of Overdue Report The planned visit to China by the United Nations high commissioner for human rights should meet minimum standards to be considered credible, Human Rights Watch and 60 other groups said today. The groups urged High Commissioner Michelle[Read More…]

by April 20, 2022

Human Rights Watch Today Ukraine:

Ukraine: Deadly Attacks Kill, Injure Civilians, Destroy Homes Explosive Weapons Leave People Dead, Wounded, Homeless; Damage Vital Infrastructure More than 450 civilians were reportedly killed or injured in the first 11 days of the war, in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, as a result of Russian airstrikes and artillery shelling of populated areas,[Read More…]

by March 20, 2022

Human Rights Watch Today: Russia: Brutal Arrests & Torture, Ill-Treatment of Anti-War Protesters

  Thousands Arrested on March 6; Protesters Abused in Detention From Human Rights Watch: Russian authorities have arbitrarily arrested thousands of peaceful protesters at anti-war rallies across Russia, in line with their increasingly brutal crackdown on those who disagree with Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine, Human Rights Watch said today. The police[Read More…]

by March 9, 2022

Human Rights Watch Today: Ukraine: Mariupol Residents Trapped by Russian Assault / Afghanistan: Taliban Threatening Provincial Media

  Ukraine: Mariupol Residents Trapped by Russian Assault Facilitate Civilians’ Access to Safety; Urgently Restore Water, Electricity Civilians in Ukraine’s southeastern coastal city of Mariupol have not had access to running water, electricity, or heat since March 2, 2022 when Russian forces surrounded the city, as part of a larger offensive,[Read More…]

by March 8, 2022