Archive for the ‘Internally Displaced People’ Category
(Beirut) –Kuwaiti security forces arrested at least 16 stateless residents of Kuwait, known as Bidun, during a peaceful demonstration on May 1, 2012, in support of their rights to nationality, Human Rights Watch said today. Kuwaiti authorities should respect the rights of Bidun to peaceful assembly, Human Rights Watch said.
Israeli authorities have stepped up unlawful demolitions in the West Bank including East Jerusalem over the past year, displacing a record number of Palestinian families from their homes, an international coalition of 20 leading aid agencies and human rights groups said today. The statement comes as the Middle East Quartet meets in Jerusalem in its latest effort to revive peace talks.
(London) –The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) are indiscriminately bombing civilian areas in the Nuba Mountains region of Southern Kordofan and preventing aid from reaching desperate displaced people, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today.
This 71-page report documents the arbitrary interference by Abkhazia’s de facto authorities with returnees’ rights to freedom of movement, education, and other political and economic rights.
Delivered on June 9, 2011 by Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch welcomes the report of the Libya Commission of Inquiry, which has rightly highlighted serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. We believe the Commission should continue its important work.
(Beirut) – Libyan government forces have launched what appear to be repeated indiscriminate attacks on mountain towns in western Libya, Human Rights Watch said today.
Officials from Serbia and Kosovo met in Brussels last week for a second round of negotiations aimed at establishing a formal relationship. Because of the potential for the talks to be politically fraught, negotiators have agreed to limit themselves to three seemingly less controversial topics: the rule of law, regional cooperation, and freedom of movement.
Human Rights Watch welcomes the appointment of three high-level experts to the Commission of Inquiry for Libya and urges them to begin their investigations. Serious human rights violations are being committed in Libya, and they threaten to get much worse.
The Obama administration’s failure to induce Israel to freeze settlement construction in the West Bank has led Western diplomats to worry that the continued settlement expansion may soon push the possibility of a two-state solution over the brink. But the focus on a settlement freeze should not detract attention from the freeze that Israel does impose – against Palestinians.
Dear Vice-President Garzón,
In anticipation of your upcoming visit to Washington, I am writing to bring to your attention pressing human rights issues facing Colombia. We look forward to discussing these issues and to building on the constructive dialog that we initiated during our trip to Bogotá last October.
This 124-page report is based on interviews with 161 refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers in Ukraine, Slovakia, and Hungary. It shows that although some conditions in migration detention facilities have improved, Ukraine subjects many migrants to inhuman and degrading treatment and has been unable or unwilling to provide effective protection for refugees and asylum seekers.