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28 Nov
The NGO says authorities desperately need to do more to address the crisis of gender-based violence, particularly amid the pandemic. But hard data on the number of victims is still worryingly difficult to come by.
20 Oct 2021
Human Rights Watch accuses the Cuban government of arresting people arbitrarily, mistreating detainees and holding sham trials in revenge for unprecedented street protests that erupted across the country this summer.
15 Aug 2020
Human Rights Watch has released a report saying that a growing number of countries have shown a desire for a new international treaty against fully autonomous weapons. It says 30 countries explicitly seek a ban.
21 Jul 2020
A year away from the start of the rearranged Tokyo Olympics, Human Rights Watch have claimed there is a culture of physical and verbal abuse aimed at Japan's young athletes. The country's response is not yet clear.
18 Jun 2020
We look at Emmanuel Macron's visit to London to commemorate 80 years since Charles de Gaulle's now-legendary radio appeal to occupied France to fight against the Nazis. What's left of the legacy of that speech today as France confronts new crises? Also, Human Rights Watch publishes a damning report accusing French police of arbitrary and "racist" checks on minors of African or Arab origin. Finally, a Spanish opera house will reopen next week for the first time since the lockdown to an audience of... 2,292 plants!
27 Nov 2019
Human Rights Watch has accused Chilean police of perpetrating "serious human rights violations" during civilian protests. President Sebastian Pinera wants troops to protect infrastructure and "free up" police.
24 Nov 2019
Human Rights Watch has called on the Nigerian government to ban chaining as it condemned the "terrible" abuse faced by thousands of people with mental health conditions across the country.
16 Jul 2019
Grace Meng from Human Rights Watch told DW that even though recent immigration raids in US cities weren't as extensive as planned, they still struck fear in migrant communities. She also criticized new US asylum policy.
14 Mar 2019
Human Rights Watch has accused Iraq of violating laws that protect children who are recruited by armed groups. It cited "deeply flawed screening processes" and use of torture to extract confessions of IS membership.
19 Jan 2019
The head of Human Rights Watch appeals on DW for Germany and Angela Merkel to do more for rights abroad. Kenneth Roth noted that "the traditional powers" on the world stage, the US and UK, "were largely absent" of late.
20 May 2018
Human Rights Watch Americas Executive Director Jose Miguel Vivanco discusses the Venezuelan presidential election with Bloomberg's Shery Ahn and David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
19 Jan 2018
Human Rights Watch director Ken Roth has criticised Donald Trump, saying he's been a "disaster for human rights" and that the French president must take control of the situation.

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