Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an American-founded international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. HRW headquarters are in New York City with offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Berlin, Brussels, Chicago, Geneva, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, Nairobi, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Zurich.

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  • Iraq: ISIS Dumped Hundreds in Mass Grave

    The Islamic State (also known as ISIS) executed and dumped the bodies of possibly hundreds of detainees at a site near Mosul, Human Rights Watch said today. Multiple witnesses told Human Rights Watch that the bodies of those killed, including bodies of members of Iraqi security forces, were thrown into a naturally occurring sinkhole at a site known as Khafsa, about eight kilometers south of west...

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  • Military Leaders Speak Out Against Use of Schools by Soldiers

    Since 2007, the military use of schools or universities has been documented in at least 29 countries with armed conflict or insecurity, according to the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, of which Human Rights Watch is a member. That number represents the majority of countries experiencing armed conflict during the past decade. Examples can be found in Africa, the Americas, Asia, E...

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  • Egypt: Police Video Suggests Sinai Raid Was Staged

    Egyptian internal security forces waging a campaign in the Sinai Peninsula against an affiliate of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) may have extrajudicially executed at least 4 and perhaps as many as 10 men in January 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The security forces may have arbitrarily detained and forcibly disappeared the men and then staged a counterterrorism raid to cover up t...

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  • Brazil: Military Police Punished for Speaking Out

    Brazilian authorities should reform laws that have been used to impose disproportionate punishments on military police officers who speak out publicly to advocate reform or voice complaints. Brazil’s 436,000 military police officers patrol the country’s streets, a purely civilian task, but are subject to military law because they are technically considered to be auxiliary forces of the Army. Brazi...

  • Trump's New Global Gag Rule Puts Women's Lives at Risk

    Governments should pledge political and financial support for sexual and reproductive health to counter the United States’ “Global Gag Rule,” Human Rights Watch said today. The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden are hosting a summit in Brussels on March 2, 2017, to strengthen support for the “She Decides” funding initiative, which will support organizations affected by US restrictions and r...

  • Iraq: Local Authorities Displace Suspected "ISIS-Families"

    Iraqi forces have forcibly displaced at least 125 families said to have familial ties to affiliates of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS). Sunni tribal groups (known as the Hashad al-Asha’ri) within the Popular Mobilization Forces (known as the PMF or Hashd al-Sha'abi), which are under the control of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and Iraqi soldiers forced the families out of their homes foll...

  • In the Battle for Mosul, Civilians Pay the Price

    Two years of living under ISIS and then caught in the middle of a raging battle. This is what life has been like for hundreds of thousands of civilians in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. The Iraqi central government and Kurdistan Regional Government, with the support of the United States-led international coalition, began military operations in October to retake the city. The fighting was nei...

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  • Armenia: Kids Stuck in Institutions

    Thousands of children in Armenia are needlessly separated from their parents and placed in institutions due to disability or poverty, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government should urgently provide community-based services and quality inclusive education so that all children, including children with disabilities, can grow up in a family. The 102-page report, “‘When Will...

  • Հայաստան՝ Երեխաները մեկուսացված, անհարկի բաժանված են ընտանիքներից

    (Երևան, 22-ը փետրվարի, 2017թ.) – Հայաստանում hազարավոր երեխաներ անհարկի առանձնացվում են իրենց ծնողներից և տեղակայվում հաստատություններում՝ հաշմանդամության կամ աղքատության պատճառով, Human Rights Watch-ը նշել է այսօր հրապարակված հաշվետվության մեջ: Կառավարությունն անհապաղ պետք է ապահովի համայնքահեն ծառայություններ և որակյալ ներառական կրթություն, որպեսզի բոլոր երեխաները, այդ թվում հաշմանդամություն ուն...

  • Canada: 59th Country to Endorse Safe Schools Declaration

    The French and Canadian governments should be congratulated for becoming the latest countries to endorse the international political commitment known as the Safe Schools Declaration, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). The endorsement came during the international conference on the protection of children in armed conflicts being hosted by the French foreign ministry...

  • France: 58th Country to Endorse Safe Schools Declaration

    The French and Canadian governments should be congratulated for becoming the latest countries to endorse the international political commitment known as the Safe Schools Declaration, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). The endorsement came during the international conference on the protection of children in armed conflicts being hosted by the French foreign ministry...

  • Pakistan zwingt afghanische Flüchtlinge zur Rückkehr. „Sind wir für Euch jetzt Terroristen?“

    (Kabul, 13. Februar 2017) - Pakistanische Behörden haben seit Juli 2016 durch Gewalt und Drohungen fast 600.000 Afghanen zurück nach Afghanistan gezwungen, so Human Rights Watch in einem heute veröffentlichten Bericht. Darunter sind 365.000 registrierte Flüchtlinge. Dies ist seit Jahren die größte Zahl an Flüchtlingen, die zur Rückkehr gezwungen werden. Die Rückkehrer sind in Afghanistan mit einem...

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  • Central African Republic: 32 People Executed by Rebels

    (Nairobi, February 16, 2017) – A rebel group in the Central African Republic executed at least 32 civilians and captured fighters after clashes in December 2016 with another rebel group in the Ouaka province, Human Rights Watch said today. In the town of Bakala, rebels from the Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (l'Union pour la Paix en Centrafrique, UPC) on December 12 executed 25 p...

  • پاکستان: بازگشت اجباری گستردۀ مهاجران افغان

    دیدبان حقوق بشر در گزارشی که امروز منتشر شد اعلام کرده است که مقام‌های دولت پاکستان کمپاینی را باهدف بدرفتاری با مهاجران افغان و تهدید آن‌ها راه‌اندازی کرده که زمینه‌ساز بازگشت اجباری تقریباً 600.000 مهاجر افغان، از ماه جولای 2016م به ‌این‌سو شده است. عودت کنندگان که شامل 365.000 مهاجر دارای مدرک قانونی می‌باشند، بزرگترین جمعیت بازگشت‌ اجباری و گروهی مهاجران در سال‌های اخیر را در جهان تشکیل می‌دهن...

  • پاکستان ګڼ شمېر افغان کډوال په زوره افغانستان ته راستانه کړل

    د بشري حقونو د څار ادارې نن په يوه خپار شوي راپور کې ویلي چې پاکستاني چارواکو له ګواښونو او زورزیاتي ډک يو کمپاین پر لاره واچوی چې د ۲۰۱۶ کال د جولای له میاشتې را په‌دې خوا نږدې ۶۰۰۰۰۰ افغان کډوال له‌دې هېواده وباسي. د راستنو شویو کډوالو له منځه ۳۶۵۰۰۰ ثبت شوي کډوال دي چې په نړۍ کې تر اوسه د ایستل شویو کډوالو تر ټولو لوی شمېر جوړوي، دا راستانه شوي کډوال له ډېرېدونکیو وسله‌والو جګړو، تاوتریخوالي، ل...

  • Greece: Refugees with Disabilities Overlooked, Underserved (with narration)

    Refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants with disabilities are not properly identified and do not enjoy equal access to services in reception centers in Greece, Human Rights Watch said today. Together with thousands of other migrants and asylum seekers they remain unprotected from freezing temperatures.

  • End Child Marriage in New York

    New York State’s legislators and governor should back a proposed law to help end child marriage in New York, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to New York lawmakers. In the period from 2001 to 2010, 3,850 children under the age of 18 married in New York State. Child marriage is any marriage of a person under the age of 18. Under current law, the minimum age of marriage in New York is 18,...

  • Pakistan Drives Out Afghan Refugees

    Pakistani authorities have carried out a campaign of abuses and threats to drive out nearly 600,000 Afghans since July 2016. The returnees include 365,000 registered refugees, making it the world’s largest mass forced return of refugees in recent years. They now face spiraling armed conflict, violence, destitution, and displacement in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s has been abusive towards refugees, and...

  • Aleppo: Chlorine Gas Kills Children, Civilians

    (New York, February 13, 2017) – Syrian government forces conducted coordinated chemical attacks in opposition-controlled parts of Aleppo during the final month of the battle for the city, Human Rights Watch said today. Through phone and in-person interviews with witnesses and analysis of video footage, photographs, and posts on social media, Human Rights Watch documented government helicopters d...

  • Pakistan Drives Out Afghan Refugees: "Now You're Calling Us Terrorists?"

    (Kabul, February 13, 2017) – Pakistani authorities have carried out a campaign of abuses and threats to drive out nearly 600,000 Afghans since July 2016. The returnees include 365,000 registered refugees, making it the world’s largest mass forced return of refugees in recent years. They now face spiraling armed conflict, violence, destitution, and displacement in Afghanistan. Pakistan’s has been ...

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  • New: The 2016 US presidential election has generated a great deal of debate on human rights issues—from torture to paid family leave, immigration to policing—on which Human Rights Watch has been working for years. Our experts examine some of the key issues being debated, as well as others that should be top priorities for President-elect Donald Trump.
  • Old: The 2016 US presidential election has generated a great deal of debate on human rights issues—from torture to paid family leave, immigration to policing—on which Human Rights Watch has been working for years. In the lead-up to the vote, our experts will examine some of the key issues being debated, as well as others that should be top priorities for the next president.

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  • 2017 Human Rights Watch World Report

    (Washington, DC, January 12, 2017) – The rise of populist leaders in the United States and Europe poses a dangerous threat to basic rights protections while encouraging abuse by autocrats around the world, Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth said today in launching the World Report 2017. Donald Trump’s election as US president after a campaign fomenting hatred and intolerance, and t...

  • Politische Gefangene leiden in Ägyptens berüchtigtem Hochsicherheitsgefängnis „Skorpion“

    Laut des 80seitigen Berichts „‚Wir leben in Gräbern‘: Missbrauch in Ägyptens Gefängnis Skorpion“ misshandeln Justizvollzugsbeamte eines Kairoer Hochsicherheitsgefängnisses mit vielen politischen Gefangenen, Inhaftierte routinemäßig in einer Form, die bei einigen wohl zu deren Tod geführt hatte. Die Mitarbeiter des Gefängnisses Skorpion schlugen die Insassen schwer, isolierten sie in beengten „Disz...

  • Two Bahrainis Face Execution Despite Torture Allegations

    Two Bahrainis appear to be at imminent risk of execution despite the authorities’ failure to properly investigate their allegations of torture. Both Mohamed Ramadan and Husain Ali Moosa have disavowed confessions that they allege were the result of torture and that were used as evidence in a trial that violated international due process standards. The January 15, 2017 executions of three other Ba...

  • Weltbericht 2017: Kenneth Roth, Geschäftsführer

    Washington, DC, 12. Januar 2017 – Das Erstarken populistischer Kräfte in den Vereinigten Staaten und in Europa stellt eine gefährliche Bedrohung für die universellen Grundrechte dar und ermutigt autokratische Machthaber weltweit, Menschenrechte zu missachten, so Kenneth Roth, Geschäftsführer von Human Rights Watch, im Rahmen der Vorstellung des Weltberichts (World Report) 2017. Die Wahl von Donald...

  • Imprisoned for Protest and Free Speech in Burma

    Burma’s government should act to end the prosecution of peaceful critics in violation of their right to free speech. The National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government should seek to amend or repeal laws that criminalize nonviolent speech. Burma’s donors should press the government to end prosecutions for peaceful expression and to release all those detained in violation of their basic rights...

  • မြန်မာ: ငြိမ်ချမ်းစွာ ဆန္ဒထုတ်ဖော်မှုကိုတရားမစွဲပါနဲ့

    မြန်မာနိုင်ငံအစိုးရအနေဖြင့်ငြိမ်းချမ်းစွာဝေဖန်သောသူများ၏လွတ်လပ်စွာထုတ်ဖော် ပိုင်ခွင့်ကိုချိုးဖောက်ရာရောက်သည့်အပြစ်ပေးအရေးယူခြင်းများအားရပ်တန့်ရန် လူ့အခွင့်အရေး စောင့်ကြည့်အဖွဲ့က ယနေ့တွင်ပြောကြား လိုက်ပါသည်။ အမျိုးသားဒီမိုကရေစီအဖွဲ့ချုပ်ဦးဆောင် သောအစိုးရအနေဖြင့် အကြမ်းမဖက်သည့်ထုတ်ဖော်မှုများ၊ ပြောဆိုမှုများကို ရာဇဝတ်ပြစ်ဒဏ် တပ်သည့် ဥပဒေများအား ပြုပြင်ခြင်း၊ပယ်ဖျက်ခြင်းများပြုလုပ်သင့်ပါသည်။ ငြိမ်းခ...

  • Burma: Imprisoned for Free Speech

    Burma’s government should act to end the prosecution of peaceful critics in violation of their right to free speech. The National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government should seek to amend or repeal laws that criminalize nonviolent speech. Burma’s donors should press the government to end prosecutions for peaceful expression and to release all those detained in violation of their basic rights...

  • "They Left Me with Nothing": Widows Deprived of Property in Zimbabwe

    Widows in Zimbabwe are routinely evicted from their homes and land, and their property is stolen by in-laws when their husbands die. The government of Zimbabwe should urgently take steps to protect widows from this practice. Human Rights Watch found that in-laws often tell women shortly after the deaths of their husbands that the relatives intend to take over the homes and lands or other property...

  • Zimbabwe: Lands, Houses of Widows Stolen by Relatives

    Widows in Zimbabwe are routinely evicted from their homes and land, and their property is stolen by in-laws when their husbands die. The government of Zimbabwe should urgently take steps to protect widows from this practice. Human Rights Watch found that in-laws often tell women shortly after the deaths of their husbands that the relatives intend to take over the homes and lands or other property...

  • Greece: Refugees with Disabilities Overlooked, Underserved

    Refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants with disabilities are not properly identified and do not enjoy equal access to services in reception centers in Greece, Human Rights Watch said today. Together with thousands of other migrants and asylum seekers they remain unprotected from freezing temperatures. The European Union has provided significant funding to the Greek government, and to United ...

  • Greece: Refugees with Disabilities Overlooked, Underserved (with narration)

    Refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants with disabilities are not properly identified and do not enjoy equal access to services in reception centers in Greece, Human Rights Watch said today. Together with thousands of other migrants and asylum seekers they remain unprotected from freezing temperatures.

  • Relatório Mundial de 2017: Demagogos Ameaçam os Direitos Humanos

    (Washington, DC, 12 de janeiro, 2017) – A ascensão de líderes populistas nos Estados Unidos e na Europa representa uma ameaça perigosa à proteção de direitos básicos ao incentivar abusos por autocratas ao redor do mundo, disse hoje a Human Rights Watch no lançamento de seu Relatório Mundial 2017. A eleição de Donald Trump como presidente dos Estados Unidos depois de uma campanha que fomentava o ód...

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  • Egypt: Prisoners Suffer in Notorious "Scorpion" Prison - SHORT

    Authorities at a maximum security prison in Cairo that holds many political prisoners routinely abuse inmates in ways that may have contributed to some of their deaths. Staff at Scorpion Prison beat inmates severely, isolate them in cramped “discipline” cells, cut off access to families and lawyers, and interfere with medical treatment, according to the 80-page report, “‘We Are in Tombs’: Abuses ...

  • Egypt: Political Prisoners Suffer in Notorious "Scorpion" Prison

    Authorities at a maximum security prison in Cairo that holds many political prisoners routinely abuse inmates in ways that may have contributed to some of their deaths. Staff at Scorpion Prison beat inmates severely, isolate them in cramped “discipline” cells, cut off access to families and lawyers, and interfere with medical treatment, according to the 80-page report, “‘We Are in Tombs’: Abuses ...

  • HRC33: Item 2, Debate on the High Commissioner's Report - John Fisher

    John Fisher's statement for Human Rights Watch at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on September 14, 2016.

  • Profits Over People: Mining Ruins Lives in Malawi

    Malawi’s government has failed to protect the rights and livelihoods of people living in nascent mining communities, Human Rights Watch said today in a report released on eve of the International Right to Know Day. Families living near coal and uranium mining operations face serious problems with water, food, and housing, and are left in the dark about health and other risks from mining. The 96-p...

  • Profits Over People: Mining Ruins Lives in Malawi - SHORT

    Malawi’s government has failed to protect the rights and livelihoods of people living in nascent mining communities, Human Rights Watch said today in a report released on eve of the International Right to Know Day. Families living near coal and uranium mining operations face serious problems with water, food, and housing, and are left in the dark about health and other risks from mining. The 96-p...

  • HRC33 - Item 4 General Debate - Laila Matar for HRW

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  • Pakistan: Police Abusing, Killing Suspects

    (New York, September 26, 2016) – The Pakistani government should overhaul its police system that enables and even encourages serious human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Successive Pakistani governments have for decades failed to reform an under-resourced and under-equipped police force or hold abusive police to account. “Pakistan faces grave security chall...

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  • Tajikistan: Hunting Critics at Home and Abroad

    Governments and intergovernmental organizations should denounce the worsening human rights crisis in Tajikistan, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said in a video released today during the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The United States and the European Union and its member countries, as well as the ...

  • HRC33: Item 3, Interactive Dialogue on the Human Rights of Older Persons - Leila Swan

    Leila Swan's statement for Human Rights Watch at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on September 15, 2016.

  • Japan: Bullied LGBT Students Unprotected

    The Japanese government has failed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students from school bullying. Japan has a bullying prevention policy, which is up for review in 2016 amid a growing national debate on equal rights for LGBT people.

  • Sri Lanka: Challenging ‘Gender Norms’ Brings Abuse

    Transgender people and others who don’t conform to social expectations about gender face discrimination and abuse in Sri Lanka. The 63-page report, “All Five Fingers Are Not the Same: Discrimination on Grounds of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Sri Lanka,” finds that people who don’t conform to gender norms face arbitrary detention, mistreatment, and discrimination accessing employment,...

  • Ban Forced Anal Exams Around World

    Forced anal examinations on men and transgender women accused of consensual same-sex conduct have been reported in at least eight countries in the last five years. These examinations lack evidentiary value and are a form of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment that may in some cases amount to torture. Based on interviews with 32 men and transgender women who underwent forced anal examinations ...

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  • Kenya: Camp Closure Leaves 260,000 Somali Refugees Without Options

    (Nairobi, September 15, 2016) – Kenya’s repatriation program for Somali refugees, fueled by fear and misinformation, does not meet international standards for voluntary refugee return, Human Rights Watch said today. Many refugees living in Kenya’s sprawling Dadaab camp, home to at least 263,000 Somalis, say they have agreed to return home because they fear Kenya will force them out if they stay. ...

  • Child Brides in Nepal

    The Nepal government has failed to take sufficient steps to end child marriage, in spite of promises to do so, and girls and boys across the country continue to be deeply harmed by child marriage. In July 2014, Nepal’s government pledged to end child marriage by 2020. By 2016, this goal had shifted to ending child marriage by 2030. The government has yet to take the concrete steps needed to achiev...

  • "हाम्रो नाच्ने गाउने बेला" बाल विवाह

    जात र लिङ्गमा आधारित भेदभावको दोहोरो मारका कारण नेपालमा दलित, थारू र अन्य जनजाति समुदायका महिला र केटीहरू विशेषतः अप्ठ्यारो अवस्थामा छन्। जात, लिङ्ग र गरीबीका कारण हुने विविध किसिमका भेदभावहरूका कारण उनीहरू बलात्कार र यौन शोषण लगायतका शारीरिक दुर्व्यवहार र अन्य अपराधका शिकार हुनपुग्छन्, जसमा प्रायः सजाय पनि हुँदैन। नेपालमा बालविवाहका कारणहरू जटील र आपसमा जेलिएका छन् तापनि गरीबीसित मिसिएको लैङ्गिक...

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