A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.
Pompeo’s focus on ‘unalienable rights’ legitimises authoritarian practices elsewhere, human rights groups warn
The US accuses China of forced labour and rights abuses against the Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang.
Women’s rights campaigners in Japan have expressed disappointment about the appointment of only two women in the new government’s 21-member cabinet, saying they expect little progress to tackle wide gender disparities.
“Azaadi!” – or “freedom!” – women chanted on the streets of major cities across Pakistan on Saturday, as they protested police handling of a case known as the “motorway incident” – a shocking rape of a woman by multiple assailants.
Three suspected suicides in the last four months in Western Australia’s prisons have highlighted the urgent need for better mental health services and support for prisoners with mental health conditions, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
The UN countries urged Russia as the state-occupant to stick to its commitments on the international humanitarian law
Many fear conditions in temporary camp would be no better than Moria, which had drawn widespread humanitarian concern.
Seventeen members of the OSCE have agreed to assign an independent team of investigators to probe election rigging and human rights abuses in Belarus stemming from August’s ballot. They may not be able to go to Belarus.
Foreign workers from across Africa and Asia emigrate to South Africa for economic opportunities but compete against locals for jobs.
The Gran Chaco forest is the second largest in South America, after the Amazon. In both, Indigenous leaders are concerned about deforestation and violence