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What Happened To The Arms Trade Treaty? – OpEd

By Harry Blain* April 2, 2013 was an unusually happy day at UN headquarters in New York. After years of pressure from civil society groups, the General Assembly adopted a new treaty establishing..
Eurasia Review

China's probes of rights lawyers 'alarming': Human Rights Watch

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has launched more rigorous investigations into the activities and finances of rights lawyers and law firms that take on politically sensitive issues, Human Rights Watch said..

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News video: ‘Gaza infrastructure on brink of destruction’ – HRW researcher

‘Gaza infrastructure on brink of destruction’ – HRW researcher 04:52

Israel is pulling its troops out of Gaza. A 3-day ceasefire brokered by Egypt is now officially in place. Israel says it has completed its month-long mission, which was to target Hamas, but which..
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News video: Myanmar's Leader Says It Isn't Afraid of Rohingya Scrutiny

Myanmar's Leader Says It Isn't Afraid of Rohingya Scrutiny 01:36

Aung San Suu Kyi had said little about the Rohingya crisis until Tuesday. In her 30-minute speech, she didn't denounce violence against the group.
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News video: Flooding Displaces Rohingya Refugees in South Bangladesh

Flooding Displaces Rohingya Refugees in South Bangladesh 00:38

Monsoon rains flooded makeshift Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh on September 19, as the United Nations discussed the crisis in Myanmar&rsquo;s Rakhine State. This footage from..
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News video: Rohingya Refugees Crowd Makeshift Shelters on Muddy Embankment

Rohingya Refugees Crowd Makeshift Shelters on Muddy Embankment 01:59

The Bangladesh government has allocated some 2,000 acres of land to house ethnic Rohingya at the Kutupalong refugee camp near the Myanmar border, according to the UN refugee agency on September 19.The..
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News video: Human Rights Watch claims Myanmar “scorched earth” campaign is expanding

Human Rights Watch claims Myanmar “scorched earth” campaign is expanding 01:46

Human Rights Watch says it has new evidence of an expanding deliberate drive to force out Rohingya Muslims out from Myanmar. The NY-based organisation has released satellite images that seem to show a..
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Philippines president attacks human rights watch dog: ‘Are you gay or a paedophile?’

The President of the Philippines has launched a scathing attack against the head of a human rights watchdog in the country, asking him if he was “gay or a paedophile”.

Rights group condemns apparent Saudi crackdown on critics

(Reuters) - Rights group Human Rights Watch condemned on Friday the arrest by Saudi authorities of some 30 clerics, intellectuals and activists this week as "a coordinated crackdown on dissent".

Human Rights Watch says Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen are war crimes

DUBAI (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen of war crimes on Tuesday, saying its air strikes killed 39 civilians including 26 children in two months.

Rohingya Muslim crisis: Burmese colonel dismisses ethnic cleansing claims, asking 'who would want to rape them?'

Earlier this year, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report alleged Rohingya women and girls as young as 13 had been raped and sexually assaulted by soldiers

Singapore decried for 'harassment' of anti-death penalty activists

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore should end harassment of peaceful activists, Human Rights Watch has said, after participants at a candlelight vigil for a man being executed for drug trafficking were..

Egypt blocks Human Rights Watch website amid widespread media blockade

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has blocked the website of Human Rights Watch just one day after the organization released a report on systematic torture in the country's jails.

China seeks to silence critics at U.N. forums: rights body report

GENEVA (Reuters) - Beijing is waging a campaign of harassment against Chinese activists who seek to testify at the United Nations about repression, while the world body sometimes turns a blind eye or..

U.S.-trained Iraqi army unit committed war crimes in Mosul: HRW

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A U.S.-trained Iraqi army division allegedly executed several dozen men in the final throes of the battle against Islamic State militants in Mosul's Old City, Human Rights Watch..

Human Rights Watch: French police use excessive force on Calais migrants

PARIS (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch (HRW) pressed the French government on Wednesday to end what it described as police violence against migrants in the northern town of Calais, where hundreds have..

Rwanda killed 37 petty criminals, Human Rights Watch says

rwanda killed 37 petty criminals, human rights watch says
Human Rights Watch accuses Rwandan authorities of summarily executing "at least 37" people.
BBC News

Iraq collectively punishing Islamic State families: HRW

ERBIL (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch has accused Iraqi security forces of forcibly relocating at least 170 families of alleged Islamic State members to a closed "rehabilitation camp" as a form of..

Egypt detains Chinese Uighur students, who fear return to China: rights group

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities detained dozens of students from China's minority Muslim Uighur community living in Egypt this week, raising fears they will be returned to China and arrested,..

Bangladesh detentions: 'Hundreds being held in secret'

bangladesh detentions: 'hundreds being held in secret'
Human Rights Watch says hundreds of people have been illegally detained since 2013, and many killed.
BBC News

Human Rights Watch urges Lebanon probe of Syrian deaths in custody

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch on Wednesday demanded an independent inquiry into the deaths of four Syrians who died while in Lebanese army custody and said anyone responsible for wrongdoing..

World Bank accused over child labour in Uzbekistan

Human Rights Watch calls for bank to suspend loans to agricultural sector

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