US defence secretary Hagel to resign

After guiding the US military in responding to challenges from Isis to Ebola, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel is to resign.


Rights group details mass killings by Egypt security forces

HRW's damning report details how Egyptian security forces gunned down 1 150 protesters last year - an event that is not even under investigation.


US: Surveillance harming journalism and democracy

A Human Rights Watch report has investigated the effect government spying in the US has had on media freedom and the right to counsel.


Violence and retribution escalates in Gaza

Violence has escalated in the Gaza Strip over the past week, with nearly 200 reported dead. We take a look at the timeline of events.


Syria: Armed groups send children into battle

Human Rights Watch has revealed how armed groups in Syria have used children as young as 15 to fight in battles, which violates international law.


Child workers in danger on US tobacco farms

HRW documents the shocking conditions on tobacco farms in the US, where child workers are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides and other dangers.


India: Gang rape of girls puts spotlight on sexual violence

The rape and murder of two teenage girls, found hanging from a mango tree, has sparked outrage among activists and the international community.


Syria: The carnage continues

The Syrian government is crushing rebel fighters and human rights organisations have evidence it is still using chemical weapons on its people.

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