More than a quarter of mainland children with disabilities don't go to school, while many of those who do are prevented from attending mainstream institutions or taught by untrained teachers, a rights group said.Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Human Rights Watch said yesterday that Singapore was undercutting its status as a financial centre by expanding media censorship to the web. It urged the city-state's government to withdraw the new licensing requirement for online news sites.8 Jun 2013 - 3:58am
A new report, based on 140 interviews with sex workers, clients, police, public health officials and NGO workers, calls on the government to legalise solicitation, end crackdowns and prohibit arbitrary arrests and detentions.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Myanmar should urgently help tens of thousands of Muslims displaced by deadly religious unrest in the western state of Rakhine and flood the area with troops to stem further conflict, a report said on Monday.30 Apr 2013 - 1:36am
Afghanistan’s policewomen suffer sexual assault by male colleagues, often inside police stations, a rights group said on Thursday, calling for women-only toilets and changing facilities to curb such abuse.
Addressing the concerns of policewomen is necessary to address the “rampant violence” against women in the wider society, said Human Rights Watch.25 Apr 2013 - 8:55pm
Myanmar has waged “a campaign of ethnic cleansing” against Rohingya Muslims, a leading rights watchdog said on Monday, citing evidence of mass graves and forced displacement.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Rights activists across the United States held a series of protests on Thursday demanding the closure of Guantanamo Bay as a hunger-strike at the jail entered a third month.12 Apr 2013 - 9:16pm
Air strikes have hit bakeries and hospitals among other civilian targets in Syria, a watchdog reported on Thursday, accusing the regime of killing thousands in such raids it said amounted to war crimes.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Rights activists reacted with indignation on Wednesday after Singapore’s High Court rejected a petition to repeal an archaic law criminalising sex between men.
In a ruling issued on Tuesday, the court said it was up to parliament to repeal a controversial provision in the penal code known as Section 377A, whose constitutionality has been questioned by a gay couple.10 Apr 2013 - 8:19pm
In a report released amid continuing anger at the handling of sex cases in the wake of a deadly gang-rape in Delhi, Human Rights Watch said the authorities had to become more sensitive towards victims.7 Feb 2013 - 11:51pm
International calls for a war crimes probe into the 22-month Syrian conflict are growing after a watchdog reported at least 26 children have been killed in the latest violence.
Reports of the child deaths came on Monday as New York-based Human Rights Watch accused President Bashar al-Assad’s regime of expanding its use of banned cluster bombs.15 Jan 2013 - 2:29pm
An Islamist-led assembly finalised a new Eygptian constitution on Friday aimed at ending a crisis that erupted when President Mohamed Mursi gave himself sweeping new powers.30 Nov 2012 - 6:50pm
Hollywood-style robots able to shoot people without permission from their human handlers are a real possibility and must be banned before governments start deploying them, campaigners warned.
The report "Losing Humanity" - issued on Monday by Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic - raised the alarm over the ethics of the looming technology.21 Nov 2012 - 3:05am
International pressure mounted on Vietnam on Wednesday to uphold human rights when the EU raised the issue after the jailing of two musicians on charges of anti-state propaganda in the communist nation.31 Oct 2012 - 8:35pm
John Biaggi, director of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, has a responsibility most festival heads don't have. After a film has passed the first stage of selection for the programme, Biaggi sends it to his activist colleagues in Human Rights Watch for fact-checking.24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am