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Human Rights Watch: International non-governmental organization
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an international non-governmental organization, headquartered in New York City, that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. The group pressures some governments, policy makers and human rights abusers to denounce abuse and respect human rights, and the group often works on behalf of refugees, children, migrants and political prisoners.

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Human Rights Watch: Children in Egypt tortured in detention [Video]

Human Rights Watch: Children in Egypt tortured in detention

In new report, Human Rights Watch claims Egyptian security forces tortured children as young as 12 in detention.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:29Published
'Remain in Mexico' policy blocked by appeals court [Video]

'Remain in Mexico' policy blocked by appeals court

A U.S. federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday blocked a Trump administration policy that has forced tens of thousands of migrants to wait in Mexico for months for hearings in U.S. immigration..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:31Published
"Remain in Mexico" policy blocked by appeals court [Video]

"Remain in Mexico" policy blocked by appeals court

A U.S. federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday blocked a Trump administration policy that has forced tens of thousands of migrants to wait in Mexico for months for hearings in U.S. immigration..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published
Rights group: At least 21 civilians killed in Cameroon [Video]

Rights group: At least 21 civilians killed in Cameroon

Human Rights Watch accuses government forces and Fulani herders of February killings in English-speaking region.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published
Number of Bangladeshis killed by Indian border forces on rise [Video]

Number of Bangladeshis killed by Indian border forces on rise

Over the past 20 years, more than 1,000 people have been killed, according to Human Rights Watch.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
Disabled children in Kazakhstan: Parents work to change practice [Video]

Disabled children in Kazakhstan: Parents work to change practice

Human Rights Watch reports physical violence, forced sedation and an attitude of neglect towards children with disabilities in Kazakhstan state institutions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:15Published

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Colombian police used excessive force during protests: HRW report

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Tibetan language learning eroded under China's 'bilingual education': rights group

China is eroding access to Tibetan language learning and resources in the Tibet Autonomous Region while carrying out so-called "bilingual education", according to a new report from Human Rights Watch.
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Kenyan police killings in poor Nairobi districts continue: rights group

Kenyan police shot dead at least eight people in Nairobi slums in the past two months, violating laws on the use of excessive force, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, even though officials have said..
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Head of Sudan ruling council pledges ICC cooperation over Bashir, says right group

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Human rights group say Saudi Arabian GP would help state ‘sportswashing’

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Human Rights Watch urges Mali to investigate massacres

Human Rights Watch on Monday called on Mali to bring to justice jihadist and ethnic militants who killed more than 450 people in the centre of the war-torn country last year.
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Over 130 migrants killed after U.S. deports them to El Salvador, rights group says

More than 130 Salvadorans have been killed after being deported from the United States since 2013, U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday, as it stressed the danger migrants face under..
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Salvadorans killed after U.S. deportation highlights dangers to migrants: report

More than 130 Salvadorans have been killed after being deported from the United States since 2013, U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday, and it stressed the danger migrants face under..
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Colombia must allow rebel dissidents to demobilize: Human Rights Watch

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Mexico not taking 'scandalous' violence seriously enough - rights group

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Human Rights Watch report blasts China as its chief barred from Hong Kong

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Human Rights Watch report accuses China of 'intense' global attack on human rights

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China is global threat to individual freedoms, says new Human Rights Watch report

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rights group criticizes rwanda's ruling on former officers
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Human Rights Watch head denied entry to Hong Kong ahead of report launch

The global head of Human Rights Watch said he was denied entry on Sunday to Hong Kong, where he was scheduled to launch the organization's latest world report this week.
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Hong Kong Denies Entry to Human Rights Watch Director, Group Says

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Algeria: Crackdown as Election Looms

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Burundi's ruling party youth league is forcing citizens to donate money to fund next year's election, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as fears of abuses and renewed violence grow ahead of the vote.
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Human Rights Watch says Rohingya child refugees being denied education

Bangladesh is blocking hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children from accessing meaningful education, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, urging authorities to lift restrictions on schooling in..
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Israel expels Human Rights Watch official over boycott accusations

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CIA-backed Afghan troops 'committed war crimes': report

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