ARTICLES RELATING TO HRW

Rights group: Halt Egypt aid over video showing executions

2017-04-22 11:06

Human Rights Watch is urging suspension of military aid to Egypt after video showed troops appearing to carry out cold-blooded executions of detainees in the Sinai Peninsula, where the army is embroiled in battles with the Islamic State militant group.

Zim opposition accuses Mugabe of stifling women’s rights

2017-04-12 13:39

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been accused of stifling constitutional amendments designed to economically and socially empower women.

Human Right Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

2017-04-03 08:05

An international human rights group accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel's stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations.

Iraq holds detainees in 'horrendous conditions' - HRW

2017-03-14 17:52

Iraq's interior ministry is holding over 1 200 men and boys suspected of ties to jihadists in "horrendous conditions" without charge at facilities south of Mosul, Human Rights Watch says.

Rights groups urge UN sanctions for Burundi officials

2017-03-08 21:58

Rights groups have urged the UN Security Council to impose "targeted sanctions" on Burundian officials over alleged human rights violations there, in an open letter published online.

UN: Attack helicopters halt Central African Republic rebels

2017-02-27 22:20

The United Nations says its forces used attack helicopters to subdue rebels in Central African Republic

WATCH: I've never experienced happiness in my marriage' - #ChildMarriages

2017-02-01 15:52

Despite efforts to end child marriages, one in four girls across Sub Saharan Africa is forced into marriage before their 18th birthday, says a human rights group.

Who is Gambia's new leader? A look at Adama Barrow

2017-01-20 09:36

Adama Barrow is a former businessman and real estate mogul who emerged as the unlikely head of a coalition of several Gambian opposition parties.

Expelled rights researcher returns to DRC

2017-01-19 13:36

A researcher with the US-based Human Rights Watch says she had been allowed to return to the Democratic Republic of Congo which expelled her last year.

Compensate camp bomb victims, HRW tells Nigeria

2017-01-18 19:26

Nigerian authorities should provide compensation to victims of the recent bombing of a refugee camp in Rann, Borno State, a rights group has said.

 

US failed to protect civilians in Syria mosque strike: HRW

2017-04-18 22:30

The US military failed to take "necessary precautions" to prevent civilians deaths in a strike on a Syrian mosque, says Human Rights Watch.

DRC police arrest dozens after protest ban

2017-04-12 10:03

Police have detained dozens of people accused of violating a ban on protests against Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, says police.

Hundreds missing in Boko Haram's biggest abduction of kids

2017-03-30 20:46

Hundreds of children remain missing while officials refuse to acknowledge the largest-ever mass abduction of Nigerian schoolchildren by Boko Haram Islamic extremists, says rights group.

Swazi group slams SADC over 'inaction, failure' in 'ensuring democracy'

2017-03-14 15:28

A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community for its "inaction and failure in ensuring democracy" in the region.

Nigerian military to probe rights abuse claims

2017-03-08 20:05

Nigeria's military has announced it would look into alleged human rights abuses by troops, including in the fight against Boko Haram, despite having previously dismissed such claims.

Israel to deny Human Rights Watch visas over 'bias'

2017-02-24 12:25

Israel will stop issuing work visas to Human Rights Watch staff, says the NGO, with the Jewish state accusing the group of being "fundamentally biased" against it.

DRC expels Human Rights Watch researcher a second time

2017-01-23 21:47

Human Rights Watch says Democratic Republic of Congo expelled one of its researchers for the second time in less than six months.

Images show Nigeria bombed refugee camp multiple times

2017-01-19 22:07

Satellite imagery supports witness accounts that Nigeria's military bombed a refugee camp with "multiple air-dropped munitions," even though tents should have been easily visible, says Human Rights Watch .

46 'severely injured' people remain at Nigeria bombing scene

2017-01-18 20:30

At least 46 "severely injured" people remain in a refugee camp that Nigeria's military says it mistakenly bombed and they need urgent evacuation, the International Committee for the Red Cross has said.

SADC 'failed' Zimbabweans in 2016 - HRW

2017-01-13 15:15

The Southern African Development Community failed to raise concerns about deteriorating human rights conditions in Zimbabwe in 2016, Human Rights Watch has said in its World Report 2017.

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