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Israeli Supreme Court greenlights deporting HRW Director

Jerusalem – The Israeli Supreme Court on November 5, 2019, upheld the Israeli government’s authority to deport Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director of Human Rights Watch. The decision now shifts back to the Israeli government; if it proceeds with deportation, Shakir will have to leave Israel by November 25. Read More »

Loggers in Brazilian Amazon Kill indigenous forest guardian

Another indigenous leader was gravely wounded in the ambush and a logger is reportedly missing Maranhão state, Brazil – Earlier Saturday, members of the Guajajara people’s Forest Guardians, a volunteer land and environmental monitoring force, were ambushed by a group of illegal loggers in the Araribóia indigenous territory, leaving one Guardian dead and another gravely wounded. Read More »

Thailand: Peaceful critics prosecuted – HRW

Repeal or Amend Laws Criminalizing Speech, Assembly London – Thai authorities over five years of military rule prosecuted numerous peaceful critics of the government to stay in power, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Concerned governments should press Thailand to protect the rights to expression and assembly, and reform laws penalizing peaceful speech to bring them in ... Read More »

Holding transnational corporations accountable for HR abuses

By Shayda Naficy and Ebuata Pholip Jakpor Geneva / Lagos, Oct 16 2019 (IPS) – In Geneva this week, a treaty process is underway that promises to usher in a new era for human rights around the globe. The process—the intergovernmental working group on the binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights—could mean that for the first time, human ... Read More »

Indigenous leaders travel to Europe to report violations in Brazil

A delegation will visit twelve countries to warn authorities, companies and European society about violence against Indigenous Peoples in Brazil Brasília, Brazil – A delegation of Indigenous leaders will visit twelve European countries between October 17 and November 20 to report serious violations against Brazilian Indigenous Peoples since President Jair Bolsonaro took office. Read More »

5-point-demand of disabled persons voiced at 4-day rallies

Dhaka, 02 Oct 2019: ‘We are about 27 million disabled people in Bangladesh are part of the families of more than 80 million people. These huge numbers of population are somehow involved with different Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs). We, the disabled people have been in peaceful movement led by NADPO for more than 15 years to increase status and implementing ... Read More »

Disabled peoples’ orgs rally around Bangladesh Secretariat

Dhaka, Oct 01 – 200 disabled persons’ organizational network, National Alliance of Disabled People’s Organizations (NADPO) staged a rally around the Bangladesh Secretariat and moved through roadside from North-East corner of the National Press Club and ended at the same place where disabled leaders demonstrated and distributed leaflets among the people on Tuesday 11 AM. Read More »

4-day Program of Disabled People’s Orgs begins

Dhaka, Sept 29 – The National Alliance of Disabled People’s Organisations (NADPO) has started a 4-day programme to press their 5 demands beginning on Sunday through a press conference at the National Press Club Dhaka. The programme will continue till October 2, says a press release. Read More »

UN-backed agencies assist hosts, Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar

Dhaka, Sept 11 (UNB) – The Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) partners – UN agencies working in support of the government of Bangladesh — are assisting thousands in the host community and Rohingya refugee camps who have been impacted by severe rain and winds that have continued to batter Cox’s Bazar since Saturday. Read More »

Kashmiris allege night terror by Indian troops in crackdown

India, Sept 11 (AP/UNB) — The Indian soldiers descended on Bashir Ahmed Dar’s house in southern Kashmir on Aug. 10, a few days after the government in New Delhi stripped the disputed Himalayan region of its statehood and launched a crackdown. Over the next 48 hours, the 50-year-old plumber said he was subjected to two separate rounds of beatings by ... Read More »

Remembering a powerful voice in disability rights movement

Human Rights Watch Mourns the Passing of Marca Bristo Shantha Rau Barriga, Director, Disability Rights Division It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Marca Bristo, tireless partner to and supporter of Human Rights Watch’s Disability Rights program. To me and so many around the world, Marca was a true force of nature; a fierce advocate, visionary ... Read More »

Article19 call to end moibile, Internet restrictions on Rohingyas

Restrictions on mobile communications deepens vulnerability of Rohingya community, Article19 said on Tuesday. The decision by Bangladesh authorities to restrict access to mobile telecommunications services by Rohingya refugees violates the rights to freedom of expression, information and non-discrimination, ARTICLE 19 said today. Bangladesh’s initiative to limit mobile access follows the imposition by the Myanmar government of a mobile Internet blackout ... Read More »