Human Rights Watch

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 06:37
The European Union is moving ahead on a key trade agreement with Turkmenistan even though the government has failed to meet related human rights benchmarks, Human Rights Watch said today
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 06:16
Masked men, armed with baseball bats, brutally attacked a group of foreign and Russian journalists and Russian activists documenting human rights abuses on March 9, 2016, in the North Caucasus. A few hours later, masked men raided the office of a nongovernmental organization in the region.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 06:53
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his predecessor, Adly Mansour, have issued laws that have, among other things, effectively banned protests, legalized emergency police powers, and expanded military court jurisdiction over civilians, leading to the imprisonment of thousands of people.
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 07:44
Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces airdropped cluster bombs on residential neighborhoods in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, early on January 6, 2016. The deliberate or reckless use of cluster munitions in populated areas amounts to a war crime.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 08:38
This report found that Bahrain’s courts play a key role in maintaining the country’s highly repressive political order, routinely sentencing peaceful protesters to long prison terms. But members of security forces are rarely prosecuted for unlawful killings, including in detention, and the few convictions have carried extremely light sentences.
Friday, June 1, 2012 - 00:00
By excusing those "most responsible" of their punishments, Colombia would in effect shield them from criminal responsibility, which would be indicative of an unwillingness genuinely to prosecute them.