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World Bank: Safeguards Essential for Uganda Loan

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Posted by admin 61 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email The World Bank should not proceed with a US$90 million loan for strengthening the health care sector in Uganda without enforceable steps to end discrimination in care for marginalized groups, 16 Ugandan and international organizations said today in a letter to World Bank President Jim Kim. Health care for women and lesbian,

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Israel: High Court Voids Migrant Holding Law

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Posted by admin 61 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled on September 22, 2014 that the law establishing a facility where Israel is holding thousands of asylum seekers and migrants is void. (Washington, DC) – Israel’s High Court of Justice ruled on September 22, 2014 that the law establishing a facility where Israe

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Gambia: President Should Reject Homophobic Law

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Posted by admin 75 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia should not sign a new Criminal Code amendment that would increase the punishment for “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. (Dakar) – President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia should not sign a new Criminal Code a

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Uganda: 5 Years on, No Justice for Protest Killings

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Posted by admin 75 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Uganda’s authorities have never investigated killings by security forces during two days of rioting in September 2009 that left at least 40 people dead. Despite numerous promises to investigate over the past five years, no police or military members have been held accountable for the killings. (Kampala, Sep

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Israel: Thousands Coerced Into Leaving the Country

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Posted by admin 76 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Israeli authorities have unlawfully coerced almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals into returning to their home countries where they risk serious abuse, Human Rights Watch said. Some returning Sudanese have faced torture, arbitrary detention, and treason charges in Sudan for setting foot in Israel, while returning Erit

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Somalia: Sexual Abuse by African Union Soldiers

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Posted by admin 77 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have sexually abused and exploited vulnerable Somali women and girls on their bases in Mogadishu, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Troop-contributing countries, the African Union (AU), and donors to AMISOM should urgently address these abuses and

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Burundi: Video Highlights Activist’s Unjust Detention

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Posted by admin 88 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Human Rights Watch today released a short video about leading Burundian human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, who has been in prison since May 2014. (Nairobi) – Human Rights Watch today released a short video about leading Burundian human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, who has b

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African States: Reject Immunity for Leaders

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Posted by admin 91 days ago (http://www.hrw.org)
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email (Johannesburg) – African countries should reject immunity for sitting leaders for grave crimes before the African Court for Justice and Human Rights, 141 organizations said today in a declaration in advance of an African Union meeting in Nairobi. The organizations include both African groups and international groups and have

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