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The United States has criticised the selection of candidates with poor rights records on uncontested slates as well as the Human Rights Council’s excessive criticism of Israel. This culminated in the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the council in June 2018.
Published on Oct 15, 2021 06:10 AM IST
India’s #MeToo movement left out the voices of 195 million women in the informal sector
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 07:48 PM IST
Kenneth Roth was supposed to give a press conference in Hong Kong this week to unveil the New York-based rights group’s latest global survey, which accuses China of prosecuting ‘an intensive attack’ on international human rights agencies.
Updated on Jan 13, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Beijing |Agence France-Presse
Ansari’s was among 20 lynching cases recorded in the tribal-dominated state since 2016, the highest number of lynching cases for any state in the country, according to civil society group Human Rights Watch
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 01:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ramgarh/Saraikela | Chetan Chauhan
Human Rights Watch wants FIFA to act on complaints of sexual abuse of women players by Afghan Football Federation leaders
FIFA needs to speedily and fairly investigate all AFF members accused of facilitating abuse and set up effective measures to ensure the safety of whistle-blowers and survivors, HRW said in a statement.
Updated on Aug 19, 2019 05:13 PM IST
New York |Indo Asian News Service
“Yahya Jammeh treated Gambian women like his personal property,” said US attorney Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 05:39 PM IST
Dakar, Senegal |Agence France-Presse
The death of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi last week sparked protests across the South Asian nation, with the prime minister promising to prosecute all those involved.
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 12:35 PM IST
Dhaka |Agence France-Presse
Deadly protests have rocked the east African country since December 19 after the government announced a tripling of bread prices.
Updated on Feb 03, 2019 07:09 AM IST
Khartoum |Agence France-Presse
Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was allowed to enter Thailand and on Tuesday was beginning the process of seeking asylum in a third country through the UN refugee agency.
Updated on Jan 08, 2019 09:21 PM IST
A senior Thai immigration official said Sunday that Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun was denied entry because she lacked “further documents such as return ticket or money” and Thailand had contacted the “Saudi Arabia embassy to coordinate”.
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 12:39 PM IST
Bangkok |Agence France-Presse
Saudi Arabia denies Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch reports about torture and sexual harassment
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch had accused Saudi Arabia on Tuesday of abusing several activists, including some female human rights defenders detained since May.
Updated on Nov 24, 2018 12:03 AM IST
Official data from the interior ministry, analysed by HRW, showed that Saudi Arabia authorities had detained 2,305 people for more than six months without referring them to court
Updated on May 06, 2018 02:13 PM IST
Agence France-Presse, Dubai |Agence France-Presse
In March, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum announced she was fleeing the emirate because of mistreatment and restrictions imposed by her family.
Updated on May 05, 2018 04:21 PM IST
AFP, Beirut | HT Correspondent
The caning last year of two men for gay sex before a baying mob drew attention to Aceh’s increasingly harsh implementation of Sharia law and a wave of condemnation.
Updated on Apr 20, 2018 12:08 PM IST
AP, Aceh | HT Correspondent
Indonesia’s parliament is currently debating revisions to the national criminal code that could criminalise all sex outside marriage, including same-sex relations. Many believe the new rules could be used to unfairly target the LGBT community and other minority groups.
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 05:48 PM IST
Reuters | , Banda AcehReuters