Rights watch

Rights watch

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

Morocco to lead UN Human Rights Council despite South Africa’s disapproval

Secret vote held after 13 African members could not agree on a candidate, as some criticise Rabat’s human rights record.

Congress Is Ready To Turn Up The Heat On Biden Over His Israel Policy

Worsening conditions in Gaza are prompting senators to discuss how to increase U.S. pressure for an Israeli change of course. Activists exclusively shared efforts to rally behind a bill from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that will be voted on soon.

Pakistan in fight over election delay with less than a month to go

Experts warn democracy at risk but say caretakers’ unpopularity may force polls

Starbucks sued over claims of labor and human rights violations in making of products

Lawsuit claims coffee chain procured materials from farms and cooperatives that have committed violations against workers

Mass killer back in court attempting to sue Norway for alleged human rights breaches

Anders Behring Breivik is claiming his prison life in solitary confinement is illegal.

Tibetan woman detained and beaten for social media posts critical of China

Tsering Tso was held for ‘administrative detention’ for 15 days.

Christian Entity Condemns Increasing Attacks on Churches in Egypt

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), a UK-based human rights group, has condemned the increasing attacks on churches in Upper Egypt.

In 2023, BJP’s Policies Sparked Violence and Rights Abuses in India, Says Human Rights Watch

In 2023, the Bharatiya Janata Party government’s discriminatory and divisive policies led to increased violence against minorities, creating a pervasive environment of fear and a chilling effect on government critics, Human Rights Watch said on January 11 in its World Report 2024.

Mexico massacre: Five burned bodies found by police investigating potential cartel attack

Authorities said evidence suggested it was a targeted attack by Familia Michoacana members on a rival group known as Los Tlacos rather than being aimed at the local community.

‘An attack on human rights’: LGBTQ+ Russians in need of urgent support as “repressive” laws worsen

Sphere Foundation, a human rights organisation that spotlights and supports the LGBTQIA+ people in Russia, has launched an urgent petition to rally support against the criminalisation of the LGBTQIA+ community in Russia and to encourage safe passage for those at risk.

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