Rights watch

Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

US has not fully investigated own role in Yemen rights abuses, watchdog finds

Government Accountability Office also criticizes Biden’s move to classify Saudi weapons as ‘offensive’ or ‘defensive’ as meaningless.

Iran Justifies Human Rights Violations, Claiming ‘Cultural Diversity’

Reaching to a critical United Nations report, Iran’s High Council for Human Rights has justified capital punishment in terms of “cultural diversity.”

Explained: US Representative Ilhan Omar’s resolution on India

Ilhan Omar, a representative from the US Congress, introduced a resolution on June 22 to condemn human rights violations in India, specifically those targeting Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Dalits, Adivasis, and “other religious and cultural minorities”.

Two Chinese activists face trial over civil society summit

Two men are accused of ‘subverting state power’ for holding 2019 meeting, as new human rights index ranks China last in region.

A Japanese Court Says the Country’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Constitutional. LGBT Activists Say That Won’t Stop Their Fight

LGBTQ rights in Japan suffered a blow on June 20, when a court in the country’s third-most populous city ruled that freedom of marriage in the constitution referred only to male-female unions, and that the country’s ban on same-sex marriage was therefore constitutional.

Burkinis not allowed in public swimming pools in French city, top court rules

Women in the French city of Grenoble should not be allowed to wear full-body “burkini” swimwear in public pools, a top court has ruled.

Italy is the third country to appoint an LGBTQ+ envoy. Do such positions actually improve human rights for queer and trans people?

Special envoy Fabrizio Petri believes Italy’s moderate approach to human rights can sway the hearts and minds of foreign governments.

Repression and Intimidation of Human Rights Defenders in Algeria and Tindouf Camps

In a context of increasing repression of peaceful demonstrations by the Algerian security forces, hundreds of people have been arbitrarily arrested since the beginning of the peaceful movement Al hirak, including many human rights defenders who try to expose corruption and frauds in Algeria.

Why isn’t Malaysia publishing its human rights reports?

We, the undersigned 11 organisations, demand clarity on the delay of the release of the 2020 and 2021 annual reports of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam).

Cambodia hosts Asean human rights conference

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee, as chair of the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) 2022, is hosting a three-day conference to review and approve a number of documents related to promoting human rights in the region.

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