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Rights watch

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

UN commissioner says killing of Gaza civilians cannot be dismissed as ‘collateral damage’ – video

Volker Türk, the UN high commissioner for human rights, has called for a ceasefire in Gaza based on humanitarian and human rights grounds.

Xenophobia grows in Turkey: Ten of thousands of deportations and human rights violations

Activists, lawyers and inmates report dire conditions in internment centers paid for by the European Union.

At UN Human Rights Review, India Calls on Canada to Prevent ‘Misuse’ of Freedom of Expression

Member states of the UN undergo a periodic evaluation of their human rights records by the 47 members of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Philippine human rights campaigner granted bail

It is not immediately clear when Leila de Lima, one of the most outspoken critics of ex-President Rodrigo Duterte, will walk free.

Corruption and Rights Abuses Are Flourishing in Lithium Mining Across Africa, a New Report Finds

The global clean energy transition could be a game changer for Africa, but exploitation of miners continues as many foreign mining companies ignore local opposition.

Japan women prisoners suffer serious abuse: Human Rights Watch

Handcuffs during pregnancy, separation from newborn babies and insufficient care for elderly inmates are among the abuses suffered by women incarcerated in Japan, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said Tuesday.

Argentine human rights defense organizations carry out mobilizations

Members of human rights defense organizations will gather in different parts of the capital of Argentina to defend democracy and the policies of memory, truth, and justice.

Woman who fled Saudi Arabia with daughter wins court battle to stay in US

A US court has ruled that an American activist who fled Saudi Arabia with her daughter in 2019 will be allowed to defy a Saudi custody order and remain in the country with her child because she would face a serious risk of being put to death if she returned to the kingdom.

French watchdog opens investigation into Shein

On 14 November, the French Ministry of the Economy announced the opening of a procedure concerning the activities of Shein, a multinational clothing company of Chinese origin. The action is aimed at examining compliance with international rules and French laws, and follows a referral from the Socialist and Related Members of Parliament on 20 June 2023.

World is ‘blindly failing’ persecuted Afghan artists, human rights organisation says

As a new report is released, the US-based Artistic Freedom Initiative demands refugee status for artists and cultural workers under threat from Taliban rule.

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