Rights watch

Rights watch

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

UN-backed probe into Ethiopia’s abuses is set to end. No one has asked for it to continue

A U.N.-backed probe of human rights abuses in Ethiopia is set to expire after no country stepped forward to seek an extension, despite repeated warnings that serious violations continue almost a year since a cease-fire ended a bloody civil war in the East African country.

Protesters in Tokyo target China on founding anniversary

As the People’s Republic of China marked the 74th anniversary of its founding Sunday, minority communities along with Japanese supporters in Tokyo united in protest, demanding an end to alleged human rights abuses.

UK government asks UAE for assurances over free speech at Cop28 summit

The UK has asked the United Arab Emirates, one of its closest Gulf allies, to explain how it will guarantee free speech around the UN Cop28 climate summit in Dubai after the country refused to change its restrictive laws.

Pakistan Under Scrutiny For Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders

The UN Human Rights Council issued a report documenting incidents of reprisals against human rights defenders worldwide. The report included threats and intimidation against the Center for Social Justice and Pashtun activist Fazal ur Rehman Afridi in Pakistan.

Russia Is Committing ‘Rampant Human Rights Violations’ in Ukraine: UN

Russia is committing “widespread torture and ill-treatment” of civilians and prisoners of war (POWs) in Ukraine, according to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner.

Western countries want a UN team created to monitor rights violations and abuses in Sudan

Four Western countries have floated a proposal for the United Nations’ top human rights body to appoint a team of experts to monitor and report on abuses and rights violations in war-wracked Sudan

Islamophobia is not ‘freedom of speech’

If Western nations are truly committed to upholding and protecting human rights, they should stop using unfounded concerns over ‘freedom of speech’ as an excuse for inaction.

France has a growing gang problem. It’s so far failed to tackle it

Macron vows the state will be back in the quartiers nord of Marseille. What this statement actually implies is that it isn’t there now. One class-action lawsuit is working on bringing this to court.

Making Sense of the Worsening Canada-India Feud

Last month, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau made an explosive claim. Citing Canadian intelligence, he said that Indian agents were responsible for the assassination of Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijar, a bête noire of Narenda Modi’s Hindu nationalist government, who was gunned down in a highly organized attack in British Columbia in June.

5 years after Khashoggi’s murder, advocates say the lack of justice is dangerous

Five years ago, Jamal Khashoggi — a Saudi dissident who lived in Virginia and wrote for the Washington Post — walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage. He never came out.

Brazil’s Indigenous women march again for the rights of their people and lives

Trying to consolidate their leading role in the fight for territory and political prominence, around 8,000 Indigenous women occupied Brasília during the III March of Indigenous Women.

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