Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Two Chinas: As Beijing suppresses Tibetans, Xi Jinping preaches human rights to world leaders

While the human rights situation has steadily deteriorated in Tibet with the Communist Party monitoring the life of each individual through an Orwellian system, Xi Jinping preaches and promotes human rights to the rest of the world.

British MP, Activists in London Protest Attacks on Indian Muslims, Dissenters

The protestors criticised the British government for not including a human rights’ stipulation in trade agreements with India.

Myanmar refugees in Thailand endure resettlement wait

Refugees who fled a military crackdown in Myanmar face a precarious situation in Thailand as they wait for resettlement in a third country.

Giving Saudi a free pass undermines universal human rights

Kourosh Ziabari warns that the lack of international criticism and accountability towards Saudi, especially following the execution of 81 people, means other nations like Iran feel no sense of obligation towards the defence of universal human rights.

Ukraine reconstruction is a ‘long road’ but it must start now: Guterres

UN chief António Guterres lent his support on Tuesday to international efforts to rebuild Ukraine, as a conference began in Switzerland to garner support for the war-shattered country.

Arbitrary detention widespread in Russian-held parts of Ukraine - UN rights chief

Arbitrary detention of civilians has become widespread in parts of Ukraine held by Russia’s military and affiliated armed groups, with 270 cases documented, the U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday, announcing plans to boost monitoring in the country.

Cameroon: End threats against activists who exposed violations and abuses in Anglophone regions

The Cameroonian authorities must ensure that human rights defenders are able to work free of intimidation and reprisals, Amnesty International said today after receiving reports that activists are being targeted with death threats for exposing human rights violations and abuses in Anglophone regions.

How Italy’s biggest steel mill makes a mockery of EU environmental rules

The European Commission says EU citizens benefit from some of the world’s highest environmental standards. Taranto residents don’t see it that way.

Brazilian court world’s first to recognise Paris Agreement as human rights treaty

The Supreme Court ruling requires the Brazilian government to reactivate its climate fund and has implications for international law.

Mexico ratifies ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment

On 6 July 2022, Mexico deposited the instrument of ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) with the ILO. Mexico is the 19th ILO Member State to ratify Convention No. 190, and the 7th in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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