20 February 2017

Complaints of housing discrimination on the rise, Quebec human rights commission says

20 February 2017

The number of complaints of rental discrimination is on the rise, according to data gathered by the Quebec human rights commission.

17 February 2017
Anti-police protests spread to streets of central Paris

Anti-police protests spread to streets of central Paris

17 February 2017

Violent anti-police protests that have swept the suburbs of Paris since early February spread into the French capital’s city center on Wednesday night.

16 February 2017
OSCE Representative urges authorities in Malta to protect independent journalist

OSCE Representative urges authorities in Malta to protect independent journalist

16 February 2017

Intimidating journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia could restrict public debate and diminish media freedom in Malta, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović said 15 February.

15 February 2017
SAHRC hosts investigative hearing on racism and social media

SAHRC hosts investigative hearing on racism and social media

15 February 2017

In a statement the SAHRC says racial discrimination and inequality account for the majority of complaints that it has received.

14 February 2017
It’s time to end child marriage in New York

It’s time to end child marriage in New York

14 February 2017

For the past four years, I’ve worked with Human Rights Watch researchers around the world as they document the devastating consequences of child marriage. Our team has interviewed hundreds of married children in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen, and Zimbabwe. They have found some things are true everywhere — child marriage threatens girls’ mental and physical health, places them at heightened risk of violence, and often permanently ends their education.

13 February 2017
Undercover BBC report reveals prison chaos

Undercover BBC report reveals prison chaos

13 February 2017

Chaos in one of the biggest prisons in the country has been revealed in secret filming for the BBC. An undercover reporter spent two months at HMP Northumberland, which houses up to 1,348 male inmates, for Panorama.

10 February 2017
Over 100 dead in Brazil as police strike spurs anarchy

Over 100 dead in Brazil as police strike spurs anarchy

10 February 2017

More than 100 people have been reported killed during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, as hundreds of troops patrolled streets attempting to keep order with schools and businesses closed and public transport frozen.

09 February 2017
Government refuses to accept austerity measures are breach of human rights

Government refuses to accept austerity measures are breach of human rights

09 February 2017

The Government has been accused of kicking UN concerns about its austerity policy "into the long grass" after it refused to accept the findings of a report that concluded its welfare reforms were a breach of human rights.

08 February 2017
US might ask visa applicants for social media passwords

US might ask visa applicants for social media passwords

08 February 2017

On 7 February, US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said that visa applicants could be asked to hand over their passwords for their social media accounts by US embassies.

07 February 2017
UN urged renewed fight to end female genital mutilation

UN urged renewed fight to end female genital mutilation

07 February 2017

Female genital mutilation denies women and girls their dignity and causes needless pain and suffering, with consequences that endure for a lifetime and can even be fatal, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said, stressing that the UN Sustainable Development Agenda promises an end to this practice by 2030.