28 February 2017
Nationwide bank strike in India

Nationwide bank strike in India

28 February 2017

Operations at state-owned banks will be impacted today as most unions under the aegis of United Forum of Bank Unions will go on strike to press for various demands including those related to wages.

27 February 2017
Libya: Discriminatory restriction on women

Libya: Discriminatory restriction on women

27 February 2017

Officials in eastern Libya should immediately repeal an order, issued on February 16, 2017, that bans women under age 60 from traveling abroad unless they are accompanied by a male guardian, Human Rights Watch said on February 23. The order threatens to curtail freedom of movement for women in eastern Libya, including for medical treatment, education, and professional travel.

22 February 2017
No arrests after Rinkeby riots

No arrests after Rinkeby riots

22 February 2017

Stockholm hit global headlines on 21 February, sparked by the riots. In the hours after a man was arrested for suspected drug charges, violence erupted on Monday evening in Rinkeby, a suburb of Stockholm that has experienced a large influx of refugees.

21 February 2017
Amnesty International: UK has a shameful record with refugees

Amnesty International: UK has a shameful record with refugees

21 February 2017

Britain and the US have been accused of showing an «appalling lack of leadership» over the international refugee crisis. Amnesty International claimed the UK Government has shirked its duty in relation to the emergency, pushing thousands of vulnerable people into the hands of people smugglers.

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.