human rights abuses

 
The killing of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction
The killing of people with albinism is driven by myth and international inaction
In the last decade, close to 200 killings and more than 500 attacks on people with albinism have been reported in 27 sub-Saharan African countries....
Doublespeak in country of the abused
Doublespeak in country of the abused
The Gambia’s justice minister is set to address African parliamentarians on human rights, despite serious allegations of abuses in her own country....
Uganda bans deployment of workers to Saudi Arabia
Uganda bans deployment of workers to Saudi Arabia
Hundreds of women enticed by prospects of well-paid domestic worker jobs in Saudi Arabia have returned home to Uganda with horrifying tales of...
Governments' clampdown on NGOs must end – Navi Pillay
Governments' clampdown on NGOs must end – Navi Pillay
Governments tend to perceive nongovernment organisations' exposure of human rights violations as harmful to the image of the country, instead of...
China unleashes 'extraordinary assault on human rights'
China unleashes 'extraordinary assault on human rights'
The ruling Communist Party has "unleashed an extraordinary assault on basic human rights and their defenders with a ferocity unseen in recent...
Concourt: Business ignores domestic workers' rights
Concourt: Business ignores domestic workers' rights
The Constitutional Court (Concourt) ruled on Friday that domestic workers have the same rights as employees of Pinnacle Point Group, a...
[Video]Boko Haram victims speak out
[Video]Boko Haram victims speak out
HRW interviews with victims of Boko Haram abductions in Nigeria reveal forced marriages and religious conversions, physical and psychological abuse.
Ugandan anti-gay law sparks 'surge in human rights violations' - report
Ugandan anti-gay law sparks 'surge in human rights violations' - report
Uganda's tough new anti-gay law has sparked a "surge in human rights violations", including arrests, job losses, evictions, and the killing...
Sri Lanka: Living in fear of the 'white vans'
Sri Lanka: Living in fear of the 'white vans'
The arrest on terrorism charges this week of two well-known human rights activists in Sri Lanka has sent ripples of fear through those who work for...
Sri Lankan state forces accused of most local war crimes
Sri Lankan state forces accused of most local war crimes
Government forces were behind most of the alleged war crimes in the final bloody months of Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war and may have systematically destroyed evidence of mass killings, according to a new Australian report....
Zim human rights ruling goes too far
Zim human rights ruling goes too far
Perpetrators of apartheid crimes received amnesty. Many went unpunished for war crimes and crimes against humanity – which, by extension,...

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