“Beneath the slick surface of gleaming high-rises, however, it is a repressive place, where the government severely restricts what can be said, published, performed, read, or watched,” the 133-page report said.
The somewhat cynical rationale seems to be that humanitarian workers will leave if enough pressure is applied, and migrants will stop coming to Calais.
UN troops on the ground have kept many countries in conflict from falling into total disarray. Yet, Africa seeks strategies to secure peace and stability on its own terms.
Victims of Sexual Assault Continue to Face Humiliation at Hands of Police, Medical Professionals, Finds Study
Despite reforms, rape survivors face several roadblocks to justice and support services from officials unwilling to register complaints to problems accessing healthcare, counselling and legal aid.
A letter signed by South Asians in the arts and media calls on world leaders to pressure the Myanmar government to stop atrocities and grant them Rohingya citizenship.
A government project is aiming to tackle child marriage by reducing poverty and hunger among people living on newly accreted coastal areas by providing secure livelihoods.
After more than a decade and a half of international intervention in Afghanistan, corruption, insecurity, waste, and other problems mean around two-thirds of Afghan girls still do not go to school, a rights group has said.
Any resolution imposing economic or military sanctions on Myanmar is likely to be vetoed either by China or Russia – or both.
There are an estimated 809,000 Rohingya sheltering in Bangladesh after fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar.
“What is our country, where are we from, where will we go; that is what I have to ask your people.”
The troubled lives of Algeria’s minorities reflect a deeper struggle within the heartlands of Islam to accommodate and secure the religious liberties of groups and communities who exist outside of the Muslim majority.
Human Rights Watch interviewed over 50 Rohingya refugees who had fled to Bangladesh, who recounted harrowing tales of fleeing violence.
ISIS, which has launched several attacks against minority Shi’ite targets in Afghanistan, claimed responsibility for the attack.
The majority of the deaths were in the capital, where members of the separatist sect Bundu dia Kongo marched against the president and attacked a prison.
In one of the most divisive trials in the Israel’s history a military appeal court upheld a manslaughter conviction and sentence of Elor Azaria for killing an incapacitated Palestinian assailant.
Catherine Marchi-Uhel was appointed by UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres to lead a panel called the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism.
Foreign militaries on the list can face sanctions including a prohibition on receiving US military aid, training and US-made weapons unless the White House issues a waiver.
The tight media censorship and backlash against dissent in the country has resulted in 36 such incidents since 2015.
The New-York-based Human Rights Watch detailed at least 36 recent cases of violence against dissidents and over 100 imprisoned critics in Vietnam.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that at least 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in the attack, while the US claims only one person died.
Viewers of any content insulting the royal family could now be jailed for up to 15 years in Thailand.
Haley’s brief speech fell short of introducing innovations to confront rights violations or prevent them in places such as Syria, Burundi and Myanmar.
After a series of attacks in Pakistan left more than 130 people dead in February, Islamabad shut down its border crossings with Afghanistan.
Police and “unidentified gunmen” have killed more than 7,000 suspected drug users and drug dealers in the country since July 2016. Until there’s an urgent and loud international response, there’s no end in sight for Duterte’s drug war.
The Philippines police chief announced the re-launch on Monday of police anti-narcotics operations he hoped would be less bloody, “or even bloodless”, entering a new phase in a war on drugs that has caused international alarm.
Afghan refugees, some who have spent decades in Pakistan, have been forced to return to their home country, which continues to struggle with recovering from its history of wars and violence.
Syria and its ally Russia, who helped state troops in the retaking of Aleppo have repeatedly denied using chemical weapons.
Human Rights Watch has described the treatment of Afghans in Pakistan as “a toxic combination of deportation threats and police abuses”
“The sexual violence did not appear to be random or opportunistic, but part of a coordinated and systematic attack against Rohingya, in part because of their ethnicity and religion,”said Human Rights Watch.
Hundreds of Gambians disappeared during Jammeh’s rule but the newly elected government said that all political detainees without trial will be released.
Two days before Trump takes office, Chinese President Xi Jinping said China will build a ‘new model’ of relations with the US.
Who protects human rights activists from rights violations when governments are turning increasingly authoritarian?
Proposed by France, the resolution calls for “unimpeded access” to East Aleppo in order to ensure the safety of evacuees and those that remain in the city.
Women and girls who risk sexual violence as they flee their home countries are getting contraceptive injections as a precautionary measure
Births in ISIS-controlled areas were registered with authorities that are not considered valid outside that shrinking territory – or not registered at all.
The clashes occurred on the outskirts of Kano, as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria conducted an annual procession to Zaria.
Amnesty International said up to six people, suspected of having ties to ISIS, were found dead last month in the Shura and Qayyara sub-districts.
Human Rights Watch found forty-three cases in total, out of which 4 girls were drugged and raped and 37 were coerced into sex.
For decades, Kayin state has been the site of an armed conflict, causing huge displacement and forcing hundreds of thousands to seek refuge.
Rates of child marriage increase among refugee communities, where rates of sexual violence are high and opportunities for families low.