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Nobel Peace Laureates Slam Human Rights Watch’s Refusal to Cut Ties to U.S. Government

Human Rights Watch’s affiliation with ex-CIA and NATO officials generates perverse incentives and undermine its reputation for independence. Mairead Maguire et al. July 8, 2014  | In a May 12 letter published on AlterNet, two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and over 100… Continue Reading →

#India #Deathpenalty #Humanrights and Bhullar case

Marcia G. Yerman Writer on women’s issues, human rights, environment and culture In 2011 I wrote a story covering a demonstration to protest the impending execution of SikhProfessor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar in India. Bhullar’s mercy petition, filed in 2003, languished for eight years… Continue Reading →

Free Prominent Human Rights Activist, Adilur Rahman Khan, Now !!

For Immediate Release Bangladesh: Free Prominent Rights Activist Concerns for Critic’s Safety, Growing Intolerance of Criticism   (New York, August 12, 2013) – Bangladeshi authorities should immediately release prominent rights activist Adilur Rahman Khan, who was arrested without warrant at his Dhaka… Continue Reading →

World Bank: Ducking Human Rights Issues

Billions for Development, but Lack of Safeguards Undermines Benefits July 22, 2013 (Washington, DC) – The World Bank [2] has closed its eyes to risks to the human rights of the very people it seeks to benefit, Human Rights Watch said in a… Continue Reading →

#India- Heaping abuse on the abused #sexualviolence #Vaw

Hindustan Times April 10, 2013 The sharp contrast between public outrage and institutional mechanisms when it comes to crimes like rape was nowhere more evident than in the case of the 10-year-old victim from Bulandshahr. When the mother of the… Continue Reading →

‘Probe sexual violence against Tamils in Sri Lanka’ #Vaw

NEW DELHI, February 22, 2013 J. Balaji, The Hindu The Hindu File photo of Brad Adams, Asia Director, Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch’s report to be released on Monday The Human Rights Watch (HRW), a global human rights organisation, has sought… Continue Reading →

A victory against modern day slavery- HRW

December 1, 2012 Nisha Varia World Report 2012: A Landmark Victory for Domestic Workers Governments may never be able to count the number of women and girls who escape getting trapped into domestic servitude due to better labour standards. But… Continue Reading →

#Yemen: Security Forces Raiding Aden Hospitals

Forcible Arrests of Alleged Militants Threaten Health Care OCTOBER 20, 2012 Saleh Amhad Abdullah, 16, in intensive care at Aden‘s al-Nabiq Hospital, two days after being shot in the head on October 7, 2012, during an exchange of gunfire while… Continue Reading →

India should accept UN recommendation to repeal AFSPA: Human Rights Watch

NEW YORK: A leading human rights group today asked India to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, impose a moratorium on the death penalty and accept other recommendations of UN member states to address the country’s “most serious human rights… Continue Reading →

Syrian forces use sexual violence against men, women, children – HRW

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:17 GMT Source: reuters // Reuters Demonstrators protest against Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Maraa, near Aleppo, June 8, 2012. The placard reads, “Your tanks never scared us, we are staying here, you… Continue Reading →

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