(New York) – The new Hungarian constitution approved by parliament contains provisions that could lead to discrimination, Human Rights Watch said today. President Pál Schmitt should send the constitution back to Parliament to address these and other h…Continue Reading

(Nairobi) – The African Union (AU) should put pressure on Libya to comply with the African Court’s order to halt attacks on civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The ruling, on March 25, 2011, was the first against a state by the African Court on H…Continue Reading

SYDNEY, April 19, 2011 (AFP) – – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Tuesday urged China not to take “backward steps” on human rights, saying she will raise her concerns in an upcoming meeting with President Hu Jintao.Continue Reading

(Dhaka) – Ministers from Asian labor-sending countries meeting in Dhaka this week should together endorse protections for migrant workers, Human Rights Watch, Migrant Forum in Asia, and CARAM Asia said in a briefing paper released today.
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The Obama administration will oppose Syria’s candidacy to the United Nations’ top human rights body, an official said Monday, calling the Arab country’s attempt to gain a seat in the organization “hypocritical” while it uses violence to try to silence …Continue Reading