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Cambodia: Human Rights Watch Calling Upon Government to Stop Obstructing Khmer Rouge War Crime Tribunal

Human Rights Watch is calling upon the Cambodian government to stop obstructing the persecution of former Khmer Rouge officials.  Im Chem and Meas Muth, local Khmer Rouge leaders during Pol Pot’s regime, have been charged by the UN co-selected investigating… Continue Reading →

Syria: Evidence of Fresh War Crimes

As the civil war in Syria enters its fourth year, Amnesty International is reporting fresh allegations of war crimes in the north of the country. It is reported that on the evening of March 16th 2015, government forces utilized Chlorine… Continue Reading →

Iran: Proposed Laws Would Severely Curtain Woman’s Rights

The Bill to Increase Fertility Rates and Prevent Population Decline, currently undergoing amendments before the Guardian Council (a step prior to official implementation), would “entrench discriminatory practices and set the rights of women and girls in Iran back by decades”… Continue Reading →

Calls for Afghanistan’s new government to prosecute human rights abusers.

Human Rights Watch is calling upon western donor states to press Afghanistan’s new government to prosecute officials and commanders who have long been accused of serious human rights abuses.  Regarding the situation in Afghanistan, Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director of… Continue Reading →

Greece Should Address Longstanding Human Rights Issues

Human Rights Watch is calling upon the new Greek government to address longstanding human rights concerns.  The rights group implores Prime Minister Tsipras’ anti-austerity Syriza party to uphold its campaign promises and remedy long standing human rights violations in the country. … Continue Reading →

Continued Crackdown on Foreign NGOs in Russia

Human Rights Watch (HRW) published an update earlier this week on the plight of foreign Human Rights NGOs working in Russia.  In 2012, Russia passed laws requiring NGOs who receive foreign funds and engage in “political work” to register as… Continue Reading →

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