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19 Jul 2020
Few German companies are ensuring basic labor and human rights standards are respected in the supply chain. That's why two German ministers are now planning a law obliging companies to take responsibility.
30 May 2020
Human rights groups say children in conflict regions aren't receiving enough support. Children who have escaped from Boko Haram are treated with suspicion in Nigeria, while schools are closing in Burkina Faso.
16 May 2020
In an interview with FRANCE 24, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned that some governments were taking advantage of emergency powers imposed amid the Covid-19 crisis to stifle dissent. She also called for the response to the pandemic to be "driven by science-based facts", rather than politics or the economy.
22 Feb 2020
The West appears to be making many concessions to the Taliban to forge a peace deal. Do they also involve a compromise on fundamental human rights? DW talks to the head of Friedrich-Ebert Foundation in Afghanistan.
30 Jan 2020
Speaking to DW's Conflict Zone, Lai Mohammed defended Nigeria's human rights record.
8 Dec 2019
Trump and Hong Kong: How much do human rights matter?
27 Nov 2019
Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. The United Nations observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on the 25th of November, to raise awareness and trigger action to end this global issue. The date marks the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic.
3 Nov 2019
Campaigners think German firms should be accountable for the human rights abuses committed along their supply chains. Some businesses say it's too difficult to police, but others would welcome a "level playing field."
26 Oct 2019
An elderly Kurdish man was attacked in hospital; a man and his son were gunned down on the street — and no charges were filed. Human rights experts see a worsening situation due to Turkey's offensive in northern Syria.
8 Aug 2019
The human rights organization warns gun violence has led to a "human rights crisis" in the US. The killings of 31 people in attacks at the weekend have renewed pressure on President Trump to strengthen gun controls.
10 Jun 2019
Jim Benvie is the leader of a controversial armed vigilante group in the US. Heavily-armed members of this group go out every night to find and detain people crossing the border. Human rights organizations are outraged.
14 May 2019
Since 2017, Chinese authorities have taken human rights lawyers, activists and writers to secret detention centers were deprived of freedom and dignity, they are expected to confess to crimes.

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