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ILO:企業に対する義務的人権ルール 策定を

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2016 | 10:25 PM


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Child Workers Suffer as Tobacco Firms Profit in Indonesia

(8) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 11:50 AM

Thousands of children in Indonesia, some just 8 years old, are working in hazardous conditions on tobacco farms, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Indonesian and multinational tobacco companies buy tobacco grown in Indonesia, but none do enough to ensure that children are not doing hazardous work...

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ISIS Executed Dozens in Newest Stronghold in Libya

(7) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 10:53 AM

In Misrata, the extremist armed group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has unlawfully executed at least 49 people in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte since February 2015, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Those killed, by means such as decapitating and shooting, include captive...

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インドネシア:拘束される精神障がい者 心理社会的障がい者 自由剥奪と人権侵害

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 11:14 PM


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Watch: Saudi-Led Coalition Strikes Market in Yemen with US-Made Bombs

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 4:27 PM

Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes using United States-supplied bombs killed at least 97 civilians, including 25 children, in northwestern Yemen on March 15, 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. The two strikes, on a crowded market in the village of Mastaba that may have also killed about 10...

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수천명의 인도네시아 정신질환자들이 쇠사슬에 묶여있다(동영상)

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2016 | 4:48 PM

국제인권감시기구는 인도네시아의 사회심리적 장애자들이 겪고 있는 참담한 상황을 보도했다. 이들은 자기의 의지와 상관없이 정신과 시설에 감금되어 쇠사슬에 매이는 등 다양한 학대를 당하고 있다.

'지옥에서 살다: 인도네시아의 사회심리적 장애자들이 당하는 학대'라는 제목의 74페이지 보고서는 인도네시아 정신환자들의 실태를 고발한다. 환자들은 정신건강 시설에서 자신들의 허락 없이 쇠사슬에 묶이거나 감금된 상태로...

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Watch: Thousands Treated for Mental Health With Shackles in Indonesia

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 2:15 PM

People with psychosocial disabilities in Indonesia are often shackled or forced into institutions where they face abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

The 74-page report, “Living in Hell: Abuses against People with Psychosocial Disabilities in Indonesia” examines how people with mental health conditions often end...

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Tobacco Farms in the U.S. are No Place for Teens

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 4:08 PM

A 16-year-old tobacco worker standing in a tobacco field in North Carolina wearing her work clothes. © 2015 Benedict Evans for Human Rights Watch

(Washington, DC) - The United States government and tobacco companies are failing to protect teenage children from hazardous work...

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Watch: Video Highlights Police Abuses in Burundi

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 12:58 AM

(Nairobi) – Human Rights Watch today released a short video on police abuses during demonstrations that began on April 26, 2015, in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura. 

Burundian police have used excessive force against people protesting President Pierre Nkurunziza’s election bid for a third term. Police have shot at crowds indiscriminately and severely beaten demonstrators and detainees. Dozens of people have been killed and more than 300 injured since the end of April. Some demonstrators have also resorted to violence, injuring policemen and damaging buildings and vehicles.

“Police shouldn’t be using such harsh tactics against protesters or shooting into crowds of demonstrators,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “The government should allow people to express themselves freely and peacefully if the upcoming elections are to be credible and fair.” 

After a slight postponement, local and legislative elections are scheduled for June 29, presidential elections for July 15, and Senate elections for July 24.


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WATCH: It's Illegal in Israel but Allowed in the Settlements

(4) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 1:29 PM

(Jerusalem) – Israeli settlement farms in the West Bank are using Palestinian child labor to grow, harvest, and pack agricultural produce, much of it for export, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The farms pay the children low wages and subject them to dangerous working conditions, in...

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WATCH: Garment Workers Fired in Cambodia for Being Pregnant

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 2:54 PM

(Phnom Penh) – The Cambodian government is failing to protect garment workers who are producing for international apparel brands from serious labor rights abuse. The predominantly women workers often experience forced overtime, pregnancy-based discrimination, and anti-union practices that neither the government nor major brands have adequately addressed. 
The new...

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WATCH: The Dirty Secret Behind the NYU, Louvre, Guggenheim Projects in Abu Dhabi

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 10:01 AM

(New York) – Serious concerns about workers’ rights have not been resolved for a high-profile project in Abu Dhabi that will host branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums and a campus of New York University (NYU), Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These institutions should make...

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WATCH: A Flood Destroyed Their Homes, but the Real Damage Came When Zimbabwe Broke Its Promise

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 2:48 PM

20,000 Displaced Flood Victims Lack Adequate Food, Shelter

(Harare) – The Zimbabwe government has used violence, harassment, and the deliberate restriction of humanitarian aid to coerce an estimated 20,000 flood victims to resettle on tiny land plots where the government plans to establish a sugar cane plantation, Human Rights...

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Egypt: Video Shows Police Shot Woman at Protest

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 1:56 PM

(New York) – Photographs, videos, and witness statements strongly indicate that a member of Egypt’s security forces was responsible for fatally shooting a female protester in a downtown Cairo square on January 24, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today.

Evidence analyzed by Human Rights Watch shows a uniformed police...

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VÍDEO: Gays são agredidos na Rússia; polícia ignora

(2) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 11:29 AM

A lei de "propaganda" discriminatória incentiva os ataques

Moscou - As autoridades russas têm falhado em sua obrigação de evitar e processar a violência homofóbica. Cada vez mais pessoas lésbicas, gays, bissexuais e transgêneros (LGBT) têm sido atacadas em toda a Rússia antes e depois da aprovação da lei federal...

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Video: Beaten for Being Gay in Russia

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 12:37 PM

Discriminatory "Propaganda" Law Fuels Attacks

(Moscow) – Russian authorities have failed in their obligation to prevent and prosecute homophobic violence. Growing numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have been attacked and harassed across Russia in the lead-up and aftermath of the adoption of the federal anti-LGBT...

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Video: Women Institutionalized Against Their Will in India; Subjected to Forced Electroshock

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 2:27 PM

Women and girls with disabilities in India are forced into mental hospitals and institutions, where they face unsanitary conditions, risk physical and sexual violence, and experience involuntary treatment, including electroshock therapy. As one woman put it, they are “treated worse than animals.”

Women forcibly admitted to government institutions and...

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Watch: Survivors Describe Mosque Massacre in Iraq

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 9:02 AM

Militias, Local Police Killed 34 at Friday prayer

(Erbil) – Victims of a massacre in a mosque in Diyala province by Iraqi pro-government militias and security forces recognized the attackers and knew them by name. The Iraqi government should promptly make public any investigation of the attack on the...

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Video: Child Brides in Tanzania

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 12:23 PM

(Nairobi) – Child marriage in Tanzania limits girls’ access to education and exposes them to serious harms. Human Rights Watch documented cases in which girls as young as seven were married. The government should set 18 as the minimum marriage age for girls and boys as a first...

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Watch: Nigerian Victims of Boko Haram Abductions Tell Their Stories

(18) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 8:21 AM

(London) – Women and girls abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram are forced to marry, convert, and endure physical and psychological abuse, forced labor, and rape in captivity. The group has abducted more than 500 women and girls since 2009, and intensified abductions since May 2013, when Nigeria...

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