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Rights watch

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

Why Israel and Switzerland Stayed Silent on Uyghur Human Rights in China

The countries that condemn and support China on its human rights record and why some stay silent.

Japan death row inmates sue over same-day notification of execution – report | Japan | The Guardian

Lawyer for two inmates says practice of giving prisoners notice of only a matter of hours is ‘extremely inhumane’

Fighting North Korean Human Rights Abuses – InsideSources

A recurrent theme at a lavish Washington dinner marking the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea was how great it would be if the committee 20 years from now had outlived its usefulness.

Pakistan urges Human Rights Council to focus on abuses in UN-recognized disputed lands

Pakistan called on United Nations Human Rights Council to pay “much closer attention” to the situations in UN-recognized disputed territories.

Scores of buildings burn in Burma town

More than 160 buildings in a town in northwestern Burma, including at least two churches, have been destroyed by fires caused by shelling from government troops, according to reports from local media and activists Saturday.

Human rights activists handed prison terms in Belarus | The Independent

A court in Belarus has handed prison sentences to two human rights activists, part of an ongoing crackdown on non-government organizations and independent media in the ex-Soviet nation.

International Investigation Needed into Abuses in Ethiopia | Human Rights Watch

On Wednesday, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission released a much-anticipated joint report into abuses committed in the first nine months of the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. It finds evidence of serious abuses, some of which may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Israel has outlawed six Palestinian human rights organizations. Why? | openDemocracy

The groups were branded ‘terrorists’ and shut down, in a move that could be seen as linked to the International Criminal Court’s investigation into Israel.

UN Should Create New Yemen War-Crimes Investigation | Human Rights Watch

Since 2015, the conflict between the Saudi and UAE-led coalition and the Houthi armed group has resulted in abuses and laws of war violations that have killed and injured thousands of civilians, and sparked the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Top human rights body pulls anti-hate speech campaign after France protests hijab ‘promotion’ – POLITICO

‘Beauty is in diversity as freedom is in hijab,’ reads one slogan, which a French minister called ‘deeply shocking’.

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