The government needs to address the causes of xenophobia and hold people accountable, says Human Rights Watch at the release of its World Report 2015.
China is violating human rights at an intensity that is unprecedented in its recent history, a top watchdog group said on Thursday.
The Ethiopian government’s systematic repression of independent media has created a bleak landscape for free expression ahead of their May elections.
A US Senate report found that the CIA misled the American public about its torture methods after 9/11 and were brutal and pervasive in their actions.
HRW calls on Tanzania to set the minimum age for marriage at 18, following an investigation into high levels of child marriage and FGM in the country.
HRW interviews with victims of Boko Haram abductions in Nigeria reveal forced marriages and religious conversions, physical and psychological abuse.
HRW's damning report details how Egyptian security forces gunned down 1 150 protesters last year - an event that is not even under investigation.
A Human Rights Watch report has investigated the effect government spying in the US has had on media freedom and the right to counsel.
A group of Ethiopian bloggers and journalists have been charged with terrorism for having alleged links to an outlawed group and planning attacks.
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.
HRW documents the shocking conditions on tobacco farms in the US, where child workers are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides and other dangers.
Rwanda's police have called a Human Rights Watch report that documents an increase in the number of people missing in the country "false".
A Human Rights Watch report has revealed how school authorities in India persistently discriminate against children from marginalised communities.
Human Rights Watch says 20 000 people were displaced to make way for a new game reserve.
Multinationals such as Total and Citadel have been exploring investment in oil, electricity and railways now that the region has stablised.
The proposed law allows men to attack their women relatives without consequence, unravelling gains made in a country where "honour" killings are rife.
A Human Rights Watch report has evidence that Syrian authorities unlawfully demolished residential buildings in Damascus and Hama in 2012 and 2013.
The General Council of the Bar of SA is calling on government to break its silence and condemn "state-sanctioned homophobia" on the continent.
Police ministry spokesperson Zweli Mnisi says the newly released Human Rights Watch report creates the wrong impression of the South African police.