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    Standing with Victims on International Justice Day

    Expand Abdul Kareem, a Rohingya Muslim, carries his mother, Alima Khatoon, to a refugee camp after crossing from Burma into Bangladesh on Sept. 16, 2017. © 2017 Dar Yasin/AP Twenty-one years ago today, 120 countries adopted the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), creating a permanent international court to hold perpetrators of the […] More

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    Kazakhstan: Children in Institutions Isolated, Abused

    Expand Sixteen beds fill a room with barred windows in a closed institution for children with disabilities. © 2018 Human Rights Watch (Berlin) – Children with disabilities in state institutions in Kazakhstan are at risk of physical violence, forced sedation, and neglect, Human Rights Watch said today. Kazakhstan should make it a priority to move […] More

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    Bees and Beekeepers Feel the Sting of Trump Administration’s Anti-Science Efforts

    Bees and Beekeepers Feel the Sting of Trump Administration’s Anti-Science Efforts Bee populations are suffering nationwide, yet regulators continue to approve anti-bee actions. Beekeeper Jeff Anderson says the Trump administration’s anti-bee and anti-science efforts are hurting his business. Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice It’s been a particularly terrible summer for bees. Recently, the U.S. EPA announced […] More

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    Congress Should Condemn Trump’s Racist Comments

    Expand From left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, respond to remarks by President Donald Trump after his call for the four congresswomen to go back to their “broken” countries, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, DC, July 15, 2019. ©AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite   […] More

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    Marching for Disability Rights in New York City

    Expand Human Rights Watch staff holds posters reading “Disability Rights are Human Rights” as they march in the Disability Pride Parade in New York City.  © 2019 Emina Cerimovic/Human Rights Watch On Sunday, Human Rights Watch marched in the 5th annual Disability Pride Parade in New York City, alongside thousands of people with disabilities, disabled […] More

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    Nicaragua: US Should Sanction President Ortega

    Expand Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega speaks next to first lady and Vice President Rosario Murillo during the inauguration ceremony of a highway overpass in Managua, Nicaragua, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Ortega’s government and opposition began negotiating Thursday how to carry out the release of hundreds of political prisoners arrested in the past year of unrest, […] More

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    Support Needed to Tackle ICC Shortcomings

    Expand Permanent premises of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the Netherlands. © 2018 Marina Riera Rodoreda/Human Rights Watch (New York) – Member countries of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should renew their commitment on International Justice Day, July 17, 2019, to defend and strengthen this important justice institution, Human Right Watch said today. On […] More

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    Algeria/Western Sahara: Three Dissidents Behind Bars

    Expand Polisario soldiers under the SADR flag in Bir Lahlou, Western Sahara, in 2016. © 2016 Zohra Bensemra/Reuters (Tunis, July 16, 2019) – The government-in-exile that administers the camps in Algeria for refugees from Western Sahara is detaining three critics while an investigating judge explores treason and other charges against them, Human Rights Watch said […] More

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    Syria: Suspects’ Families Assets Seized

    Expand A checkpoint in the Syrian city of Daraa. © 2018 Friedemann Kohler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images   (Beirut) – The Syrian government is punishing entire families of people placed arbitrarily on a list of alleged terrorists by freezing their assets, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should end collective punishment of families, provide evidence of unlawful […] More

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    Kuwait: 8 Egyptian Dissidents Unlawfully Returned

    Expand Kuwait’s Interior Ministry released a video statement on July 12 alleging the eight Egyptians were sought for criminal offenses in Egypt. (Beirut) – Kuwaiti authorities on July 15, 2019 unlawfully returned eight Egyptian dissidents despite the serious risk of torture and persecution they face in Egypt, Human Rights Watch said today. The deportation of […] More

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    US: New Rule Flouts Asylum Norms

    Expand In Tijuana, migrants can no longer simply show up at the border to claim asylum in the US. They must first put their names on a list and wait in Mexico – for weeks on end. © 2018 Jonathan Pedneault/Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC) – The Trump administration on July 15, 2019 announced a […] More

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    UN Climate Resolution Emphasizes Protection of Disability Rights

    Expand Volunteers tend to a man in a wheelchair and his partner, after they were rescued during flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey in Orange, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. © 2019 AP Photo/Gerald Herbert The United Nations Human Rights Council made history on Friday when it adopted a resolution on climate change and the rights of people with […] More

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