Myanmar: End Lethal Force Against Protesters

(Bangkok) – Myanmar’s army junta ought to order its safety forces to finish the usage of extreme and deadly drive in opposition to largely peaceable protesters, Human Rights Watch mentioned in the present day. On…

Covid-19 Pandemic Sparked Year of Rights Crises

Government insurance policies and actions within the yr since Covid-19 was declared a pandemic have precipitated human rights crises across the globe. The…

European Climate Change Lawsuit Spotlights Child Rights

Increased heat, extra frequent forest fires, and different excessive climate occasions fueled by local weather change are already harming kids in Europe at present and governments will not be doing sufficient to…

UN Security Council: Impose Arms Embargo on Myanmar

(New York) – The United Nations Security Council should urgently impose a global arms embargo on Myanmar in response to the army coup and to discourage the junta…

Malaysia: Investigate Return of 1,086 Myanmar Nationals

(Bangkok) – The Malaysian government should urgently examine the Immigration Division’s return of 1,086 Myanmar nationals…

European Union Presses Zimbabwe to End Rights Abuses

The European Union is ratcheting up the strain on Zimbabwe over the dearth of considerable reforms that have allowed…

Human Rights Body Calls for Repeal of Jamaica’s Anti-LGBT Laws

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights immediately made public a decision calling on Jamaica to repeal laws prohibiting consensual same-sex conduct. The commission’s conclusions in Gareth…

Russian Activist Given Suspended Sentence for ‘Undesirable’ Charges

Today, a Russian court sentenced Anastasiya Shevchenko to a 4-year suspended sentence for affiliation with an “undesirable organization.” While it’s a relief that…

Free Speech Under Threat in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s parliament is considering worrying amendments to the country’s Criminal and Administrative Codes, and to its Informatization Regulation, that would threaten the right to free speech.…

Turkey: Student Protesters at Risk of Prosecution

(Istanbul) – Turkish authorities have placed hundreds of student protesters under possible criminal investigation, Human Rights…