Religion

HRW: India's political leaders promote Hindu supremacy

Rights group says Hindu supremacy promoted by India's ruling BJP party, which encouraged violence against Muslims.

HRW: BJP leaders publicly promoting Hindu supremacy

Human Rights Watch

Iraqi Yazidis accused of abducting, killing civilians

Human Rights Watch says 52 civilians from Imteywit tribe were forcibly kidnapped and killed by Yazidi fighters in June.

Iraqi Yazidis accused of abducting, killing civilians

Colombia

HRW urges Colombia to not promote officers linked to killings

Human Rights Watch is urging the Colombian government to halt the promotion of five senior military officers. They are being investigated for allegedly executing civilians who were wrongly accused of being "guerrilla" fighters.

Human Rights

HRW: Louvre Abu Dhabi 'tainted' by worker abuse

France director of rights group says the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum was accomplished at the cost of human suffering.

HRW: Louvre Abu Dhabi 'tainted' by worker abuse

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia 'freezes bank accounts' of ex-crown prince

Accounts of former Saudi crown prince reportedly frozen as Mohammed bin Salman's anti-corruption purge widens.

Saudi 'freezes bank accounts' of Mohammed bin Nayef

Human Rights

HRW: 'Ill-treated' detainees launch hunger strike in Yemen prison

Human Rights Watch, the US-based organisation, wants the UAE and its allies in the war in Yemen to take action to stop the alleged abuse. The militarisation of many of Yemen’s port cities is also creating major problems for local residents.

Zambia

HRW: Rural communities displaced by commercial farmers in Zambia

Human Rights Watch released a new report on the impact of commercial farming on rural communities in Zambia. The report says that vulnerable rural communities are paying the price, and in some cases, they are being forced to give up their land.

Asia

HRW: Myanmar committing 'crimes against humanity'

Rights group says Myanmar's army has committed 'serious violations' including rape during its crackdown on the Rohingya.

HRW: Myanmar committing 'crimes against humanity'

Middle East

Stripping Palestinians of residency may be 'war crime'

HRW says Israel's revocation of residency of nearly 15,000 Palestinians in Jerusalem 'illustrates a two-tiered system'.

Stripping Palestinians of residency may be 'war crime'

Middle East

HRW expresses fears for Saudi Arabia's ex-crown prince

In letter to government, rights group seeks clarification on reports of restrictions on movements of Mohammad bin Nayef.

HRW seeks information on Saudi Arabia's Nayef

Gaza

Israel 'scared to grant entry permissions to Gaza'

Rights group says Israel is blocking access for researchers to Gaza, compromising efforts to document violations.

HRW: Israel denying human rights workers access to Gaza

Opinion

Israel's human rights spies: Manipulating the discourse

Revelations about Israel's infiltration of NGOs in the 1970s shocked many, but human rights 'spies' are still out there.

Neve Gordon

by Neve Gordon
- Nicola Perugini

Neve Gordon

Middle East

Israel says no more visas for 'biased' HRW staff

Israeli authorities reject Human Rights Watch request for work permit, accusing it of having a 'pro-Palestinian' agenda.

Israel says no more visas for 'biased' HRW staff

Middle East

Syrian forces accused of chemical attacks in Aleppo

Rights group accuses Syria of eight chemical attacks, killing at least nine people during offensive to retake key town.

HRW: Syria carried out chemical attacks in Aleppo

Human Rights

India police blamed for almost 600 prisoner deaths

Officers not held accountable for deaths of almost 600 people in custody between 2010 and 2015, Human Rights Watch says.

HRW: Police responsible for hundreds of prisoner deaths