400 000 Syrian refugee children not in school in Turkey

2015-11-09 13:10

More than 400 000 Syrian children living in Turkey are not in school, largely because of financial hardship, a plight which could push more refugees into making a desperate journey to Europe.

Schools at risk in DRC conflict: HRW

2015-10-29 05:19

Schools and school-children are at risk in the unrelenting fighting plaguing eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and need increased government protection, Human Rights Watch says.

HRW demands impartial probe into Tunisia detainee deaths

2015-10-25 21:02

Human Rights Watch has called for a thorough and impartial investigation into the death of two Tunisian detainees in suspicious circumstances in separate cases.

Philippine children risk lives in gold mining

2015-09-30 20:13

Thousands of children as young as 9 are risking their lives to dig and dive for gold in dangerous mines in the Philippines, and the government is failing to protect them, a rights groups says.

HRW urges Tunisia to free man jailed for homosexuality

2015-09-28 15:25

Human Rights Watch has called on the Tunisian authorities to free a 22-year-old student jailed last week for homosexuality and repeal the law that criminalises consensual sodomy.

Rwanda accused of arresting 'undesirables' to keep capital clean

2015-09-24 22:06

An international rights group has accused the Rwandan government of rounding up "undesirables", including beggars and prostitutes, and holding them in a grim detention centre to promote the capital's clean image.

Government militia guilty of atrocities in Darfur - HRW

2015-09-09 22:30

A government militia in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region has been guilty of killings and mass rapes of civilians over the past year and a half, Human Rights Watch says.

Shabaab bombs, takes second AU base

2015-09-01 19:46

Al-Shabaab has overrun an African Union base in southern Somalia, a military official says.

Govt failing disabled children - human rights bodies

2015-08-18 21:07

Thousands of disabled children are losing out on a proper education because the government is not implementing its own inclusive schooling policy, two human rights organisations say.

Rights groups criticise Egypt crackdown

2015-08-14 21:01

Rights groups say Egypt has failed to hold officials accountable 2 years after the deadly rally crackdown.


HRW slams Syria rebels for 'human shields'

2015-11-03 15:47

Human Rights Watch has accused Syrian rebel groups outside Damascus of war crimes after they placed hostages, including civilians, in cages for use as “human shields” to deter government strikes.

HRW meets Gaddafi son in Tripoli prison

2015-10-26 19:01

Human Rights Watch has been able to meet slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi in a Tripoli prison.

DRC ruling party officials behind demo attack

2015-10-07 05:31

Rights campaigners accused police and ruling party officials in Democratic Republic of Congo of recruiting thugs to attack a peaceful opposition rally last month.

Along migrant route to Europe, makeshift order emerges

2015-09-28 18:20

Weeks ago, the Macedonian police were overwhelmed by people fleeing from the Middle East to Europe. As buses bring more migrants to the border with Greece every day, a process has begun to emerge.

Homophobic mobs attack LGBT people in Kenya with impunity

2015-09-28 08:36

Homophobic mobs have repeatedly attacked lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Kenya but police are unwilling to even attempt to bring the perpetrators to justice, rights groups say.

HRW: Egypt has evicted 3 200 families from Gaza border

2015-09-22 07:43

Egyptian forces have evicted at least 3 200 families in a campaign of mass demolitions on the border with the Gaza Strip in violation of international law, Human Rights Watch says.

HRW condemns 'serious abuses' of detainees in Yemen

2015-09-02 14:35

Warring parties in south Yemen have committed 'serious abuses' against civilians and fighters in their custody, including summary executions, Human Rights Watch says.

Jordan's 'anti-terror' law cracks down on journalists

2015-08-28 13:07

Last January, Jordan's King Abdullah II and Queen Rania marched alongside world leaders in Paris following the Charlie Hebdo attacks to stand for freedom of expression.

Egypt rejects HRW call for UN probe into protest deaths

2015-08-15 17:07

Egypt has hit back at a call by Human Rights Watch for an international investigation into the killing of hundreds of protesters in Cairo by security forces two years ago.

DRC charges 34 with genocide

2015-08-14 21:00

A prosecutor in Democratic Republic of Congo has charged 34 people with genocide and crimes against humanity in inter-ethnic violence.

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