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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 governments, policy makers, companies, and individual 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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DR Congo violence: Rights group says militia working with army [Video]

DR Congo violence: Rights group says militia working with army

Human Rights Watch says leader of armed group in Democratic Republic of the Congo gets support from government forces.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published
Syria-Russia alliance targeted civilians in Idlib: HRW report [Video]

Syria-Russia alliance targeted civilians in Idlib: HRW report

The New York-based watchdog says the targeting of civilians by the Syrian-Russian alliance may amount to crimes against humanity.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published
Foreigners 'live in constant fear' in South Africa, Human Rights Watch reports [Video]

Foreigners 'live in constant fear' in South Africa, Human Rights Watch reports

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:21Published

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Russia and China win spots on U.N. human-rights council, but Saudi Arabia fails to make cut

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China, Russia and Cuba won seats on the U.N.’s premiere human-rights body Tuesday despite opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human-rights records, but another..
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HRW calls on UN states to vote against Saudi Arabia's bid for rights council

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged world states to vote against Saudi Arabia’s bid to take a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, stating that the ultra-conservative kingdom has committed “massive..
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HRW calls for an end to arbitrary confinement of Rohingyas in Myanmar

hrw calls for an end to arbitrary confinement of rohingyas in myanmar
Bangkok, Oct 8 (efe-epa).- Human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday called for an end to the arbitrary and indefinite detention of some 130,000 Rohingya in camps in Myanmar for..
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Human Rights Watch accuses NYPD of planning assault on protesters in the Bronx

A new Human Rights Watch report claims New York City police officers deliberately assaulted protesters in the Bronx earlier this summer. Human Rights Watch acting director of crisis and conflict Ida..
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Another Spike in Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Deaths

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Last week, the Philippine government released new statistics on the country’s “war on drugs,” showing that police killed 46 people during anti-drug operations in August. Human Rights Watch had..
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Hong Kong: Stop Prosecuting Pro-Democracy Activists

hong kong: stop prosecuting pro-democracy activists
(New York) – Hong Kong authorities should cease politically motivated prosecutions of pro-democracy activists, Human Rights Watch said today. They should immediately drop charges and quash..
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Western Australia's jails are 'damaging' for prisoners with disabilities, Human Rights Watch says

Sixty per cent of prisoners that died in Western Australian prisons in the past decade had a disability, according to a new report.
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India: Stop Using Pellet-Firing Shotguns in Kashmir

india: stop using pellet-firing shotguns in kashmir
(New York) – The Indian authorities should prohibit security forces in Jammu and Kashmir from using shotguns firing metal pellets to disperse crowds, Human Rights Watch said today. Indian police and..
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HRW: Premier League must consider Saudi’s human rights record when looking at Newcastle Utd bid

hrw: premier league must consider saudi’s human rights record when looking at newcastle utd bid
The English Premier League should consider Saudi Arabia’s human rights record while it is assessing the kingdom’s bid to acquire Newcastle United FC, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement..
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Young Japanese athletes 'suffered abuse'

Young athletes in Japan have suffered physical, verbal and sexual abuse during training, a report by Human Rights Watch says.
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Burkina Faso: 180 bodies found in 'killing field'

Pro-government forces battling jihadists were behind the deaths, Human Rights Watch says.
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EU: Make China Rights Crisis a Summit Priority

eu: make china rights crisis a summit priority
(Brussels) – European Union leaders should use the forthcoming EU-China summit to press for an end to Beijing’s grave and systemic human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today. The 22nd..
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Burkina prosecutor says cause of death of 12 detainees unclear

A Burkina Faso prosecutor said on Wednesday that a preliminary probe could not determine what caused the death of 12 people in detention cells hours after they were arrested, a decision advocacy group..
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HRW: Riyadh must free children of ex-Saudi official in exile, overhaul justice system

hrw: riyadh must free children of ex-saudi official in exile, overhaul justice system
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for the immediate release of two adult children of a former Saudi intelligence officer, who has been lying low abroad since the rise of Crown Prince Mohammed bin..
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DR Congo police crackdown on sect killed 55 in 'bloodbath': Human Rights Watch

Democratic Republic of Congo police killed at least 55 people in a crackdown on a separatist religious sect in April, more than double the toll reported by the interior ministry at the time, Human..
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Rights group says Saudi Arabia is holding a senior prince incommunicado since March

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Saturday that Saudi Arabian authorities recently detained and are holding incommunicado Prince Faisal bin Abdullah, who had previously been netted in an anti-corruption..
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IS militants 'dumped bodies in Syria gorge', HRW says

The al-Hota gorge became "a place of horror" under the jihadist group, Human Rights Watch says.
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Rights group accuses Burkina security forces of killing 31 unarmed detainees

International advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday that it believed security forces in Burkina Faso had summarily executed 31 unarmed detainees earlier this month during operations..
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Burkina security forces accused of killing 31 unarmed civilians: rights group

International advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday that it believed security forces in Burkina Faso had summarily executed 31 unarmed detainees earlier this month during operations..
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Human Rights Watch warns against Polish abortion debate

Human Rights Watch, one of the world's largest human rights groupings, on Tuesday accused the Polish government of taking advantage of the coronavirus lockdown to debate new limits on abortion and..
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Repeal amended Citizenship Act immediately, Human Rights Watch urges India

Releasing a 82-page report, the human rights body's South Asia director Meenakhshi Ganguly said the newly amended law violates India's international obligations to prevent deprivation of citizenship on..
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Coronavirus threatens Myanmar's most vulnerable in displacement camps

Around 350,000 people are sitting in the path of a "public health catastrophe", says Human Rights Watch.
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Human rights bodies ask police to ensure marginalised are not mistreated during lockdown

The Amnesty International and the Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday urged police forces in the country to act with restrain while maintaining law and order during the coronavirus lockdown. ​The..
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Human rights group accuses Saudi forces in Yemen of abuses

human rights group accuses saudi forces in yemen of abuses
Human Rights Watch has accused Saudi Arabia of committing grave abuses against civilians in an eastern province of Yemen over the past year, including torture, forced disappearances and arbitrary..
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Cambodia uses coronavirus crisis to arrest 17 critics, rights group says

The Cambodian government has used the coronavirus outbreak to lock up opposition activists and others expressing concern about the virus and the government's response, U.S.-based Human Rights Watch..
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Colombian police used excessive force during protests: HRW report

Some members of Colombia's police used excessive force against protesters participating in marches late last year, including beatings and detentions, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on..
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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

The head of Sudan's ruling council has pledged full cooperation with the International Criminal Court, which has an outstanding arrest warrant for ousted president Omar al-Bashir for alleged war crimes..
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Human rights group say Saudi Arabian GP would help state ‘sportswashing’

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Plans to stage a Formula One grand prix in Saudi Arabia would serve only to further the gulf state’s process of “sportswashing” and help legitimise the country’s repressive regime, according to..
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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

Colombia must allow FARC rebel dissidents to demobilize and join reintegration efforts if it wants to tackle armed groups operating along its border with Venezuela, rights group Human Rights Watch..
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Mexico not taking 'scandalous' violence seriously enough - rights group

The government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is failing to tackle violence that has pushed homicide rates to record highs and turned the country into a "butcher's shop," Human Rights Watch..
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U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a scathing review of the Chinese government, calling on the international community to push back against "the most brutal and pervasive oppression China..
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Human Rights Watch report accuses China of 'intense' global attack on human rights

U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has released a scathing review of the Chinese government, calling on the international community to push back against "the most brutal and pervasive oppression China..
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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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Algeria: Crackdown as Election Looms

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(Beirut) - Algerian Algerian authorities are cracking down on the protest movement known as “the Hirak,” which opposes holding the presidential elections scheduled for December 12, 2019, arresting..
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Burundi ruling party militia forcing citizens to fund 2020 vote: rights group

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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Turkey must halt Syrian rebel abuses, Human Rights Watch says

Turkey's Syrian rebel allies have summarily executed civilians during Ankara's military offensive in northeast Syria and looted property belonging to Kurdish families displaced by the fighting, Human..
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Israel expels Human Rights Watch official over boycott accusations

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) official complied with an Israeli expulsion order on Monday imposed over accusations he backs an international pro-Palestinian boycott, but said the edict would only..
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