Bangladesh should stop coercing #Rohingya to take part in a repatriation process that would send them back to the Myanmar junta's apartheid Rakhine State, where their lives and freedoms would be at grave risk. trib.al/QGcc4B5
Guatemala: the seemingly arbitrary proceedings against presidential candidate Mulet appear to be part of a broader effort to undermine the fairness of the elections.
Thorough electoral observation is needed.
Joint @hrw@WOLA_org press release:
An historic week for human rights efforts to tackle the climate crisis:
1) UN General Assembly asks World Court to give its opinion on govt responsibilities +
2) European Court of Human Rights holds hearings in cases on govt failures to reduce emissions. hrw.org/news/2023/03/3…
“I have always asked for justice.…as long as justice has not been done for that, I cannot return” -- Fatoumata Barry's groundbreaking testimony in #Guinea's landmark stadium massacre trial this month. This and more from @hrw at: hrw.org/news/2023/03/3…
In a new statement, UN experts call for urgent repatriation of children from NE Syria, saying that conditions in the camps pose an imminent risk to children’s lives & that countries “must intervene urgently to prevent them from suffering further harm.”
The tightening of World Athletics sex testing policy effectively coerces medically unnecessary interventions on healthy athletes as a condition for competing. It also expands a system of surveillance over all women athletes.
20 years ago today, a United States cluster munition attack on #AlHilla in central #Iraq killed at least thirty-three civilians and injured 109. While an egregious incident, this was not an anomaly in the conflict in Iraq
In March 2023, satellite images showed that the village of Fadiaka had been totally abandoned following the wave of violence.
Thatched-roof buildings had been destroyed and the surrounding forest had overtaken the main road, paths, and houses.
HRW visited Bandundu in November and found that people who fled the attacks were being housed in the Malebo market, which had been turned into a camp.
People were sleeping on the floor in warehouses and said they had received no assistance.
👉Villagers from different communities have damaged, destroyed, looted, and burned hundreds of houses, as well as schools and health centers.
👉Congolese security forces have allegedly committed extrajudicial executions, looting, and sexual violenceaM
In western Democratic Republic of Congo #DRC, a dispute over customary land rights has exacerbated communal violence and led to the deaths of at least 300 people since June 2022. 🧵
🔷Who’s responsible for damage caused by the#ClimateCrisiss?
🔷What are governments’ human rights obligations?
🔷How can they be held accountable?
We may be getting more clarity on this soon, writ@pa1omo_3milyily in the Daily Brietrib.al/Lla7KgalsTu
Some survivors & victims’ families may finally see justice for crimes committed in #Kosovo’s war 1998-9.
But a new trial also highlights the lack of justice hanging over all the wars in the former Yugoslavia.
More from @KooyJan in today's Daily Brief: trib.al/pO3Gb7J
.@fmanjoo: #TikTokBan would be like saying because cars without seatbelts are unsafe, we should ban Japanese & German cars that don’t have seatbelts, because only American products should be allowed to harm us. nytimes.com/2023/03/31/opi…
#Twitter once aspired to be “the global public square.”
But its new systems – false “verification” & pay-to-play – are moving it in the wrong direction.
@astroehlein says he won’t pay for that, and neither will Human Rights Watch: trib.al/Z0p7lpl
Inspiring efforts by older Swiss women to press the Swiss government to do more to address climate change. These hearings will be an important moment in the fight for climate rights. twitter.com/katha_nina/sta…
#Bangladesh: #Rohingya refugees duped, coerced, + misled into mtng with #Myanmar junta officials re returns to Myanmar.
UNHCR gave logistical support for this mtng w/ officials operating under the same military that committed genocide.
New from @hrw 👇hrw.org/news/2023/03/3…YW
A Kosovo war crimes trial at last.
Justice can take a long time but there’s now a chance for some survivors and victims’ families to learn more about crimes committed during and just after the 1998-1999 Kosovo conflict.
Germany can only right the wrongs of its colonial past by putting the people affected at the center of the process. The people most affected by Germany's crimes must be included in the process of reparations. Read more here: bit.ly/40sWWiN
Bangladesh should halt a pilot plan to return Rohingya to Myanmar. The prospect of durable returns is ever more distant since the February 2021 military coup, carried out by the same generals who orchestrated the 2017 mass atrocities.
Older women from #Switzerland took their government to court over climate change, arguing that failing climate action has violated their human rights.
Watch this to find out more about this week's hearing at the @ECHR_CEDH:
I hope the Philippine courts recognize & rectify this grave injustice.
Every day De Lima remains incarcerated, it makes a mockery of the Marcos administration’s claims to respect human rights & rule of law.
@AttyLeiladeLima should be freed immediately.
The US$3 billion IMF loan to #SriLanka can bring new financing to help resolve the economic crisis. But the govt should protect rights, ensure accountability for past war crimes & corruption, end ongoing misgovernance and repression of critics @hrwhrw.org/news/2023/03/2…
Migrating should not mean death. We need safe pathways to immigrate and humane border reception. People have always migrated. They will never stop, especially as states like the US fail to take meaningful action to avoid catastrophic climate change. Abusing migrants is a choice. twitter.com/hrw/status/164…
New surveillance measures in #France are presented as an experimental security precaution ahead of the Olympics. But experience in France and elsewhere shows these experiments often become the norm.
Let’s not play that game, says @hrw’s @aliceautin: trib.al/MyPeLcO