Rights watch

Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Biden tells Xi US and China must not ‘veer into conflict’ in first call for months | China | The Guardian

White House says leaders agree to engage ‘openly and straightforwardly’ amid US frustration at lack of progress in advancing countries’ relations.

One Of Russia’s Top Human Rights Lawyers Flees To Georgia

One of Russia’s top human rights lawyers, who is representing jailed journalist Ivan Safronov, has left the country after the authorities opened a case against him for allegedly disclosing classified information about his client’s case.

Death of detained Kashmiri leader triggers serious human rights violations

(Bangkok, Geneva, Paris) FIDH, FORUM-ASIA, and OMCT condemn the serious human rights violations committed by the Indian government.

Pakistan May Have its First Woman Supreme Court Justice | Human Rights Watch

This week the Judicial Commission of Pakistan, the highest body recommending judicial appointments, will consider the nomination of Justice Ayesha Malik to the Supreme Court. If confirmed, she would become the first woman appointed to the court.

Japanese court summons Kim Jong-un over rights abuse claims | Japan | The Guardian

Thousands of ethnic Koreans left Japan for North Korea decades ago lured by promise of a better life.

Saudi Arabia to host maiden F1 Grand Prix, but human rights abuses overshadow country’s global sporting ambitions - CNN

From hosting Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight in 2019 to presenting the 2020 edition of the Spanish Super Cup football tournament, Saudi Arabia is making its mark on the global sports landscape.

Egypt accused of widespread state-sanctioned killings of dissidents | Global development | The Guardian

Analysis of alleged anti-terrorist shootouts reveals security forces routinely suppressing opposition, claims Human Rights Watch.

Afghanistan: Two journalists detained and beaten up for covering women’s rights protests in Kabul, human rights group says | World News | Sky News

Taqi Daryabi and Nemat Naqdi, from the Kabul-based media outlet Etilaat-e Roz, were reportedly detained and attacked on Tuesday.

Chile’s Piñera human rights policy condemned by Amnesty International during his European tour — MercoPress

Amnesty International has sent a letter to European leaders who Chilean president Sebastian Piñera is currently visiting expressing concern about the serious human rights violations and impunity that continue to put all people in Chile at risk.

Freedom Network USA now supports sex workers’ rights | openDemocracy

Jean Bruggeman goes deep to explain why her organisation is getting off the fence and is backing sex workers’ rights.

States stifling successes of African Human Rights Court - NewsDay Zimbabwe

But, sadly, the African Human Rights Court’s success in protecting human rights and upholding the rule of law is undermined by State resistance. This has been evident as far back as the early years of the court’s establishment.

Italy Tries to Fix a Chronic Problem: Slow Courts - WSJ

Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s government is seeking to make big changes to a justice system that has made doing business in Italy unappealing for foreign investors.

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