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

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 5:08 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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韓国:脱北者の命を救うために行動を 中国からの強制送還は拷問と死につながる

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2015 | 9:31 PM


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イランで開催のバレーボール国際大会 観戦できるのは男性だけ

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 8:54 PM


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トルコ:シリア難民の子ども40万人 学校に行けず

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 8:03 PM


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Watch: Video Highlights Police Abuses in Burundi

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 1:58 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 | 2:29 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 | 3:54 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 | 11:01 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 | 3:48 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 | 2:56 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

(3) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 12:29 PM

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 | 1:37 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 | 3:27 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 | 10:02 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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