ARTICLES RELATING TO HRW

Malawi moves to ban child marriages

2015-02-18 05:00

Malawi is poised to adopt a law banning child marriages in a country which has one of the world's highest rates of under-age weddings.

Zim forced flood victim removals - HRW

2015-02-03 18:46

The Zimbabwe government used violence and restricted humanitarian aid to force about 20 000 flood victims to resettle on tiny plots earmarked for a sugar cane plantation HRW says.

Activists urge govt to arrest fugitive DRC warlord

2015-01-07 11:11

Human Rights Watch has called for determined efforts to bring warlord Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka to justice for mass rape in the DRC four years after authorities ordered his detention.

Activists slam Pakistan for resuming executions

2014-12-20 12:13

Rights groups have condemned Pakistan's decision to hang two convicted militants in its first executions for six years, as leaders vowed decisive action in the wake of a Taliban school massacre that left 149 people dead.

China bans organ harvesting of executed prisoners

2014-12-04 16:33

China will completely ban the harvesting of organs from executed prisoners from next year, state media report.

Rights groups slam Egypt over death sentences

2014-12-03 16:03

Global rights groups Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have slammed Egypt over the mass death sentencing of 188 Islamists.

Justice crucial to Mali peace

2014-11-11 05:37

Human Rights Watch has criticised a draft agreement to bring peace to conflict-hit Mali, saying the deal would not provide justice for abuses committed by all sides.

Group: Uganda reprisal attacks after tribal killings

2014-11-05 14:43

Ugandan security forces committed “reprisal killings” in a remote mountain region earlier this year to crush tribal clashes, HRW says, highlighting reports of torture and mass graves.

Foreign maids endure abuse in UAE - HRW

2014-10-23 15:24

Foreign maids from impoverished countries endure physical, sexual and emotional abuse in the United Arab Emirates, trapped by a system that denies them protection, an international rights group says.

Demobilised fighters in DRC camp starve to death

2014-10-01 21:07

More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their family members have died from starvation and disease in a remote military camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

UN threatens Sudan government, rebels

2015-02-13 07:00

The UN Security Council is threatening new sanctions against the Sudan government and rebels in Darfur.

HRW slams Egypt cops after revolt anniversary bloodshed

2015-01-26 16:31

Human Rights Watch has accused Egyptian police of using "excessive force" against protesters after 20 people were killed in clashes on the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising.

Pakistan to execute 500 militants in coming weeks

2014-12-22 12:33

Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials say, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre.

Kenyan security laws threaten freedoms - rights groups

2014-12-14 17:59

Kenyan proposals to boost security laws risk returning the country to a 'police state', rights groups say, but the government says they are vital to the nation's protection.

Syrian refugees stranded in minefield

2014-12-03 22:41

Thousands of Syrian refugees are stranded in a Turkish minefield according to rights group HRW.

51 killed in DRC police sweep against gangs – report

2014-11-18 10:21

Human Rights Watch says in a new report that police in DRC’s capital conducted dozens of extrajudicial killings in a three-month crackdown against organised crime gangs.

Concern as Morocco blocks human rights groups

2014-11-07 14:12

Human Rights Watch has expressed concern over Morocco blocking the activities of local and international human rights organisations operating in the country.

Egypt jails eight gay men for three years

2014-11-01 20:06

An Egyptian court has jailed eight men for three years over a video prosecutors claimed was of a gay wedding.

Cambodian officers 'kill' anti-logging journalist

2014-10-13 08:41

Two Cambodian police officers and a soldier have been arrested in the murder of a journalist who was investigating illegal logging, local media report.

Ble Goude's militants raped, murdered

2014-09-29 17:42

Men commanded by Charles Ble Goude, henchman to Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, murdered, raped and burned alive hundreds during a post-electoral crisis the ICC has heard.

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