Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Climate crisis is greatest ever threat to human rights, UN warns | The Guardian

Rights chief Michelle Bachelet highlights climate’s role in civil wars, saying: ‘The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope’

Russia complicit in human rights abuses in Crimea, court told | The Guardian

Case could embarrass Vladimir Putin and prompt Ukrainian demands for reparations

Kazakhstan: Feminist Group Denied Registration | Human Rights Watch

An appeals court in Kazakhstan on September 3 upheld a decision denying Feminita, a national feminist initiative, registration as a nongovernmental organization (NGO). The group’s focus includes the rights of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women. 

Facial Recognition Technology: High Court gives judgment | UK Human Rights Blog

The High Court has ruled the use of facial recognition technology by South Wales to be lawful and proportionate. We look in depth at the court’s decision.

Israeli Spyware Firm Adopts Human Rights Policy Amid Abuse Concerns | PCMag UK

Watchdog groups claim the new policy rings hollow. NSO Group sells its products to governments, which have allegedly used them to spy on humans rights activists and journalists.

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