Rights watch

Rights watch

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

The US holds its nose over Saudi Arabia’s human rights record – when the price is right

The purchase of professional golf by a brutal regime has exposed yet again the lack of moral sanctities on the global free market.

EU-Tunisia migration proposal ignores human rights concerns

A proposed migration deal with Tunisia could help the North African nation avert economic collapse, but observers fear worsening conditions for migrants and future returnees.

AI must not become a driver of human rights abuses

It is the responsibility of AI companies to ensure their products do not facilitate violations of human rights.

Qatar World Cup workers suffered ‘human rights abuses’, new Amnesty report finds

Hundreds of security guards and marshals at the Qatar World Cup went unpaid for long working periods without days off, before being forced out of the country when the tournament ended, a new Amnesty International investigation has found.

Tesla battery material supplier tops list of human rights abuses for second year in a row

Tesla buys cobalt and nickel from Glencore, a mining giant with at least 70 allegations of human rights abuses against it.

IBA Human Rights Institute condemns Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act

Leading human rights body joins US president and others in criticising harsh new law that could see people face death penalty for consensual same-sex acts

The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act is US Law. Where Are the Sanctions?

On June 17, 2020, at the stroke of a pen, the Uyghur Human Rights Policy (UHRP) Act became law in the United States. It was the first piece of legislation focused on the rights of the Uyghur people anywhere in the world. Coming at a time of mounting reports of mass internment, the UHRP Act was a beacon of hope, and welcomed by Uyghurs worldwide.

China ready to work with world to push greater fairness, inclusiveness in global human rights governance: Xi

China on Wednesday held a Forum on Global Human Rights Governance, with more than 300 scholars, officials and experts of the United Nations and nongovernmental organizations from nearly 100 countries sharing their views on how to promote human rights development amid the increasing threat of geopolitical conflicts.

Human rights implications of Russia’s nuclear deployment in Belarus

In the beginning of June, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will start deploying nuclear weapons to Belarus in the first week of July. The move is a signal to the West indicating that Russia is unwilling to give into Ukraine’s demand to stop the ongoing war.

Tigrayans Continue To Be Targeted In Ethiopia Despite The Ceasefire

In June 2023, Human Rights Watch published concerning findings of their research into the ongoing situation in Tigray, Ethiopia, suggesting that local authorities and Amhara forces have continued to forcibly expel Tigrayans as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign in Western Tigray Zone.

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