The United Nations alleges widespread rights violations by Myanmar’s military junta, urges international efforts to restore democracy.
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The United Nations described Myanmar’s military’s decision to postpone elections and extend the state of emergency a misstep.
UN expert deplored today the arrest and prolonged pre-trial detention of human rights defenders and bloggers
The holding of elections in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza will be a crucial step towards Palestinian unity.
UN expert outlined a slew of “extremely disturbing” abuses by Zimbabwe’s security forces at the conclusion of a fact-finding mission to the country.
Trump has called Egypt junta leader al-Sisi his “faourite dictator” and lauded him as a great leader. But protests in Egypt show Trump is wrong.
The United Nations Human Rights Council should use the upcoming review of Egypt’s human rights records to address unprecedented levels of repression.
HRW: it is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Marca Bristo, tireless partner to and supporter of Human Rights Watch’s Disability Rights program.