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Human Rights Watch and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed an amicus brief in the case of Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd before the Supreme Court. The case challenges the US government’s misuse of the material witness statute to investigate…
(Cairo) – The Egyptian government’s unprecedented blackout of the nation’s internet and most cell phone networks poses a major threat to basic human rights, and should be reversed immediately, Human Rights Watch said today.
Friday’s (January 21) powerful ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that Greece is not a safe country of asylum should come as no surprise to immigration ministers in the EU.
(Cairo) – Thousands of protesters in Cairo and Alexandria defied a heavy deployment of riot police and other security forces and government warnings not to participate in demonstrations on January 28, 2011, Human Rights Watch said today. The government…
(Cairo) – As students our dream was to demonstrate in Tahrir (Liberation) Square in the center of the city, the site of the 1977 bread riots that brought political consciousness to the human rights movement in Egypt.
Ali Dayan Hasan, Senior Asia Researcher at Human Rights Watch, spoke with Raza Rumi of The Friday Times about the state of human rights in Pakistan.
What have been the key findings of the 2011 World Report with respect to Pakistan?
Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty questions the credibility of world leaders during the BBC World debate from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
(New York) – Sudanese government and rebel attacks on civilians in Darfur have dramatically increased in recent weeks without signs of abating, Human Rights Watch said today.
Australia has had its human rights record scrutinised in an international peer review at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.
(Cairo) – The Egyptian government should end an escalating crackdown on what appear to be largely peaceful protests against police brutality, poverty, and corruption, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Kampala) - Police in Uganda should urgently and impartially investigate the killing of the prominent human rights activist David Kato, Human Rights Watch said today. Kato had dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexual,…
A Yukon Human Rights Commission began a new hearing concerning Thomas Molloy, who says he was discriminated against because of his criminal record.
DAVOS Switzerland (Reuters)- Human Rights Watch (HRW) fears that Egypt’s police may use live ammunition on protesters during demonstrations planned for Friday the head of the New-York based group said Thursday.