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Lanka joins global mine banning treaty

Sri Lanka has joined the international treaty banning anti-personnel landmines, Human Rights Watch has said.The action is especially significant because Sri Lanka used antipersonnel mines in the past and has since undertaken an extensive, ongoing mine ... Business Standard, 3 days ago

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Human Rights Watch calls on Singapore to relax free speech, assembly laws

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The Singapore government's laws limiting critical speech and peaceful assembly are overly broad and make the country a repressive place severely restricting what can be said and published, Human Rights Watch said on ...
 Reuters5 days ago Harsh Singapore laws stifling free speech: HRW  Business Standard5 days ago

Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

An international human rights group says Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organisation declared they had no scientific validity.Human Rights Watch said today that ...
 Business Standard3 weeks ago HRW denounces female virginity tests in Indonesian armed forces  Prokerala3 weeks ago

40 more Rohingya villages burnt in Myanmar: Report

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday reported the burning of 40 additional Rohingya villages in Myanmar in a military campaign, which has led more than 655,000 people of this Muslim minority community to flee to Bangladesh. The HRW used satellite images to ...
 Business Standard1 hour ago 40 Rohingya villages burnt in October and November, says HRW  Business Standard25 minutes ago
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Pak's expulsion of foreign NGOs is rights' violation: Human Rights Watch

Pakistan's decision to shut down at least 10 international organizations, without citing valid reasons, breaches the right to freedom of expression and association, according to the New York- based Human Rights Watch."The Pakistani government's closure of ...
 Business Standard1 day ago

Rights group urges China to stop conversion therapy

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Chinese government to end forms of treatment designed to alter an individual's sexual orientation that were allegedly being carried out in hospitals across the country, according to a report released on Wednesday.
 Business Standard1 month ago Rights group calls for Vietnamese political prisoners' release  Business Standard1 month ago

Rohingya return deal bad for refugees, says Human Rights Watch

An agreement by Bangladesh and Burma to begin returning Rohingya refugees to Burma by 23 January 2018, creates an impossible timetable for safe and voluntary returns and should be shelved, Human Rights Watch today said in a letter to both governments.
 catchnews.com5 days ago Rights group dismisses pact on Rohingya repatriation  Business Standard3 weeks ago UN refugee chief visits Bangladesh  Sify2 months ago

Myanmar army gang-raped countless Rohingya women and girls, says Human Rights Watch

The US-based rights group said in a report that the sexual violence, along with other atrocities committed by Myanmar security forces, amount to crimes against humanity.
 DNA1 month ago Rape a war tactic used by armed groups in Central African Republic, says Human Rights Watch  First Post.com2 months ago Myanmar troops gang-raped Rohingya women and girls: HRW  Business Standard1 month ago

HRW calls for sanctions on Damascus over chemical arms

Human Rights Watch today urged the international community to slap sanctions on the Syrian government after UN investigators blamed President Bashar al- Assad's regime for a sarin gas attack that killed dozens."The (UN) Security Council should move swiftly to ...
 Business Standard1 month ago Watchdog urges UN inquiry into Iran recruiting Afghan kids to fight in Syria  Zee News2 months ago

Burundi becomes first nation to withdraw from International Criminal Court

Human Rights Watch's associate director of international justice Parampreet Singh said the move is an example of the government's 'deplorable efforts to shield those responsible for grave human rights violations from any kind of accountability'
 DNA1 month ago
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