Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an American-founded international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. HRW headquarters are in New York City with offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Berlin, Brussels, Chicago, Geneva, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, Nairobi, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Zurich.

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  • Guatemala: Thousands Face Needless End-of-Life Suffering

    Thousands of patients with advanced illnesses in Guatemala suffer unnecessarily from severe pain because they cannot get appropriate pain medications. Guatemala’s drug control regulations – meant to prevent drug abuse – make it almost impossible for many patients with cancer and other advanced illnesses to get strong pain medicines like morphine. Patients described their extreme pain and other sy...

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  • Guatemala: Thousands Suffer Without Palliative Care

    Thousands of patients with advanced illnesses in Guatemala suffer unnecessarily from severe pain because they cannot get appropriate pain medications. Guatemala’s drug control regulations – meant to prevent drug abuse – make it almost impossible for many patients with cancer and other advanced illnesses to get strong pain medicines like morphine. Patients described their extreme pain and other sy...

Human Rights Watch

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Human Rights Watch

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Human Rights Watch

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  • US: Substandard Medical Care in Immigration Detention

    New evidence has emerged of dangerously subpar medical care in United States immigration detention at a time when the Trump administration is seeking to increase its use, Human Rights Watch and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), a group seeking to end immigration detention, said in a report released today. The 103-page report, “Systemic Indifference: Dangerous &...

Human Rights Watch

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Human Rights Watch

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  • Gaza: Two Israelis with Mental Health Conditions Disappeared

    Two Israeli men with serious mental health conditions who crossed separately from Israel into the Gaza Strip in 2014 and 2015 have apparently been held by the Hamas military wing, Human Rights Watch said today. Avera Mangistu and Hisham al-Sayed, who both have histories of wandering far on foot, including across borders without authorization, have not been heard from since they entered Gaza. Hama...

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  • Stop Anti-Gay Attacks in Chechnya

    Police in Chechnya, a region in southern Russia, are rounding up men believed to be gay, holding them in secret detention, and beating and humiliating them. Sometimes police forcibly “out” these men to their families, hinting that they should be taken care of in an “honor killing.” Tell Putin to end the crackdown on gay men in Chechnya and help protect those in imminent danger from coming to any ...

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  • Press Conference: Widespread and Systematic Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

    UN advocacy Deputy Director Akshaya Kumar, Executive Director Kenneth Roth, and Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director Lama Fakih present Human Rights Watch new report, "Death by Chemicals: The Syrian Government’s Widespread and Systematic Use of Chemical Weapons." To read the report, click here: https://www.hrw.org/report/2017/05/01/death-chemicals/syrian-governments-widespread-and-system...

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  • Syria: New Evidence Shows Pattern of Chemical Weapons Use

    New evidence supports the conclusion that Syrian government forces have used nerve agents on at least four occasions in recent months: on April 4, 2017, in a chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun that killed at least 92 people, and on three other occasions in December 2016 and March 2017. These attacks are part of a broader pattern of Syrian government forces’ use of chemical weapons. The attacks are...

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Human Rights Watch

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  • US: "Miracle Drug" Naloxone Saves Lives

    (Miami, Florida, April 27, 2017) – The US federal and state governments are taking insufficient action to ensure access to the life-saving medication naloxone to reverse opioid overdose, resulting in thousands of preventable deaths, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 48-page report, “A Second Chance: Overdose Prevention, Naloxone and Human Rights in the United States,” identi...

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  • "Miracle Drug" Naloxone is Saving Lives All Over the US

    (Miami, Florida, April 27, 2017) – The US federal and state governments are taking insufficient action to ensure access to the life-saving medication naloxone to reverse opioid overdose, resulting in thousands of preventable deaths, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 48-page report, “A Second Chance: Overdose Prevention, Naloxone and Human Rights in the United States,” identi...

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  • Algeria: Inadequate Response to Domestic Violence

    Police inaction, insufficient shelter space, and ineffective investigation and prosecution often leave domestic violence survivors in Algeria at risk of further mistreatment despite a new law criminalizing spousal abuse. Domestic violence survivors face an uphill struggle to obtain justice and personal security. They face social stigma, economic dependence on the abusers, a shortage of shelters, ...

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  • Yemen: Houthi-Saleh Forces Plant Landmines in Residential Areas

    The Houthi-Saleh forces use of banned antipersonnel landmines in Sanaa, Marib, Taizz and Aden governorates has caused civilian casualties, hindered the return of families displaced by fighting and likely constitutes war crimes. The Houthis and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh should immediately cease using these weapons and observe the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, which Yemen ratified ...

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Human Rights Watch

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  • US: California Bail System Penalizes the Poor

    California pressures poor people who cannot pay bail to plead guilty in order to be released from jail. The system of money bail and pretrial detention also results in the unnecessary jailing of innocent people and undermines justice for all. About 63 percent of prisoners in California county jails in recent years were not sentenced, but were being held awaiting trial because they could not affo...

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Human Rights Watch

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Human Rights Watch

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  • Tibetan Nuns Forced to Undergo Patriotic Re-education

    Tibetan women with shaven heads, who appear to be nuns, dressed in military jackets and standing in rows inside a police or government office decorated in Tibetan style. The women are chanting in unison, “The Tibetans and the Chinese are daughters of the same mother, the name of the mother is China,” part of a song often used by officials in Tibet to propagate the view that Tibetans are geneticall...

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  • Pakistan: End Attacks on Schools

    (London, March 27, 2017) – Attacks by the Taliban and other militant groups are having a devastating impact on education in Pakistan, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released a day before the Second International Conference on Safe Schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pakistan faces significant education challenges, with an estimated 25 million children out of school. The report includes t...

Human Rights Watch

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Human Rights Watch

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  • Iraq: ISIS Dumped Hundreds in Mass Grave

    The Islamic State (also known as ISIS) executed and dumped the bodies of possibly hundreds of detainees at a site near Mosul, Human Rights Watch said today. Multiple witnesses told Human Rights Watch that the bodies of those killed, including bodies of members of Iraqi security forces, were thrown into a naturally occurring sinkhole at a site known as Khafsa, about eight kilometers south of west...

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  • Military Leaders Speak Out Against Use of Schools by Soldiers

    Since 2007, the military use of schools or universities has been documented in at least 29 countries with armed conflict or insecurity, according to the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack, of which Human Rights Watch is a member. That number represents the majority of countries experiencing armed conflict during the past decade. Examples can be found in Africa, the Americas, Asia, E...

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  • Egypt: Police Video Suggests Sinai Raid Was Staged

    Egyptian internal security forces waging a campaign in the Sinai Peninsula against an affiliate of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) may have extrajudicially executed at least 4 and perhaps as many as 10 men in January 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The security forces may have arbitrarily detained and forcibly disappeared the men and then staged a counterterrorism raid to cover up t...

Human Rights Watch

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Human Rights Watch

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  • Brazil: Military Police Punished for Speaking Out

    Brazilian authorities should reform laws that have been used to impose disproportionate punishments on military police officers who speak out publicly to advocate reform or voice complaints. Brazil’s 436,000 military police officers patrol the country’s streets, a purely civilian task, but are subject to military law because they are technically considered to be auxiliary forces of the Army. Brazi...

  • Trump's New Global Gag Rule Puts Women's Lives at Risk

    Governments should pledge political and financial support for sexual and reproductive health to counter the United States’ “Global Gag Rule,” Human Rights Watch said today. The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden are hosting a summit in Brussels on March 2, 2017, to strengthen support for the “She Decides” funding initiative, which will support organizations affected by US restrictions and r...

  • Iraq: Local Authorities Displace Suspected "ISIS-Families"

    Iraqi forces have forcibly displaced at least 125 families said to have familial ties to affiliates of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS). Sunni tribal groups (known as the Hashad al-Asha’ri) within the Popular Mobilization Forces (known as the PMF or Hashd al-Sha'abi), which are under the control of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, and Iraqi soldiers forced the families out of their homes foll...

  • In the Battle for Mosul, Civilians Pay the Price

    Two years of living under ISIS and then caught in the middle of a raging battle. This is what life has been like for hundreds of thousands of civilians in Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. The Iraqi central government and Kurdistan Regional Government, with the support of the United States-led international coalition, began military operations in October to retake the city. The fighting was nei...

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