Rights watch

Rights watch

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

‘Depressed and unemployed’: China’s rights lawyers battle disbarment | South China Morning Post

At least a dozen legal representatives have had their licences cancelled or revoked since last year.

Moroccan lawyer targeted by spyware urges cyber protection for rights advocates | Middle East Eye

Abdessadak El Bouchtaoui’s call comes as an Israeli company faces legal challenges over its alleged role in hacking activists’ phones.

Aung San Suu Kyi faces first legal action over ‘existential threat’ to Rohingya | The Telegraph

Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named Wednesday in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis.

Hamid Nouri: Iranian accused in mass purge of dissidents is arrested in Sweden | The Times

An Iranian suspected of sending thousands of people to their deaths in a mass purge of dissidents in the 1980s has been arrested by Swedish police.

Mexico’s human rights chief draws fury for asking if journalists have been killed | The Guardian

Mexico’s new human rights commissioner has questioned if journalists are actually killed in the country, which has become a cemetery for reporters over the past two decades.

G4S blacklisted by Norway’s sovereign wealth fund over human rights ‘risk’ | Sky News

The fund disposes of its stake in the security services company over concerns about treatment of workers in the Gulf.

Starbucks, Amazon and Costco rapped for weak human rights disclosure | FT

Many of the world’s biggest listed companies including Amazon, LVMH and Qualcomm are not transparent in how they identify and address human rights issues in their businesses and supply chains.

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