Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Joe Biden ‘considering’ diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics over China’s human rights record | World News | Sky News

The move would be aimed at protesting China’s human rights record, including what Washington says is genocide against minority Muslims.

Friendship requires honesty: UK needs to raise human rights and democracy in Indonesia - Academia - The Jakarta Post

The Indonesian governments understanding of terrorism does not necessarily accord with that of international institutions such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Japan’s human rights czar will urge firms to address human rights issues | The Japan Times

Gen Nakatani acknowledged concerns related to China and elsewhere, and said Japan will back international efforts on the issue together with like-minded countries.

Democratic Backsliding and Human Rights in India — IR INSIDER

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) along with NYU Law School hosted a discussion entitled, “Democratic Backsliding and Human Rights in India.”

Egypt: Terrorism Laws Abused in Businessmen’s Arrests | Human Rights Watch

Two Egyptian businessmen have been detained for months, reportedly after they refused to surrender their shares in their company to a state-owned business.

U.S. Military Training in Mexico Increased as Human Rights Waned, New Database Reveals

In the years after the U.S. pledged to invest in human rights and rule of law, the Pentagon spent millions training elite Mexican units how to fight.

Uruguay: UN concerned over bill benefiting human rights violators - The Rio Times

The bill proposes granting house arrest to prisoners over 65 years of age. Among those who could be granted the benefit are prisoners detained for torture and human rights violations during the last dictatorship.

If it really wants to, Iraq can end racism against black citizens

Discrimination is a deeply rooted problem in the country, but its institutions have the tools to fight it.

EU Urged To Address Central Asian Rights Abuses At Upcoming Meeting Of Foreign Ministers

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling on the European Union to press Central Asian governments to end rights violations and engage in meaningful reform at a time when the crisis in Afghanistan is high on the agenda following the Taliban takeover of the war-torn country in mid-August.

Problems in Afghanistan must not delay Australia’s compensation for alleged war crimes, rights groups say | Brereton report | The Guardian

Afghans should be consulted on redress as recommended by Brereton report, released exactly one year ago, advocates say.

Denmark announce plans to highlight human rights issues at Qatar 2022 World Cup - SportsPro

DBU says Denmark will not take part in Qatar commercial activities during the World Cup and will instead work with Amnesty International.

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