Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Myanmar: Amal Clooney to pursue Rohingya case at The Hague | The Guardian

Amal Clooney will represent the Maldives in seeking justice for Rohingya Muslims at the UN’s highest court, where Myanmar faces accusations of genocide.

India: Policemen beat up lawyers trying to get detainee released | Scroll.in

Lawyers who went to a police station in Delhi to get an anti-Citizenship Act protester released were allegedly beaten up by police personnel on Wednesday.

Bolivia: No reason to suspect fraud in October elections | The Washington Post

“As specialists in election integrity, we find that the statistical evidence does not support the claim of fraud in Bolivia’s October election.”

El Salvador: Groups slam new law to prosecute civil war crimes | Al Jazeera

Legislators in El Salvador approved a controversial “reconciliation law” late on Wednesday, reigniting the debate about transitional justice after a 12-year war that ended in 1992.

Taiwan: Online database of persecutions in martial law period unveiled | Focus Taiwan

Taiwan’s Transitional Justice Commission (TJC) has launched a searchable online database of curated court files of nearly 10,000 victims of political persecution during the country’s martial law period.

US: Apple shareholders call for human rights transparency | Financial Times

Two-fifths of Apple’s shareholders defied its management and supported a proposal that would compel the iPhone maker to uphold freedom of expression globally and be more transparent in how it responds to Beijing’s demands to restrict certain apps.

Colombia: Country still deadliest place to be an environmental activist | EcoWatch

Colombia was the most dangerous nation in 2019 to be an environmental activist and experts suspect that conditions will only get worse.

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