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Human Rights Observatory
Thursday, October 15, 2020
(Los Angeles) – Californians should vote No on Proposition 22, a ballot measure that would eviscerate minimum wage and other labor rights protections for the state’s grocery app workers, Human Rights Watch said in a video released today. By rejecting Prop 22, voters can help ensure that grocery shopping and delivery apps – a fast-growing segment of the gig economy – comply with a 2019 law that protects workers’ rights to a decent living, as well as safe, healthy working conditions. Workers for Instacart and Shipt are struggling to make ends meet without basic labor protections, Human Rights Watch… (Full Story)
Thursday, October 15, 2020
NewsIn the presence of two well-known figures from the worlds of French music and art, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) today installed a gigantic portrait of its imprisoned Algeria correspondent, Khaled Drareni, overlooking Paris’s Périphérique ring road. Designed by Parisian street artist C215 and printed on a 320-square-meter tarpaulin (measuring 18 metres by 18 metres), the portrait was hung on the facade of a seven-storey b (Full Story)
Thursday, October 15, 2020
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) has sent its evaluation of the current situation in Singapore to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva ahead of Singapore’s next Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the council’s other members in May. RSF’s evaluation deplores the Singaporean government’s complete disregard for the basic principles of press freedom. The city-state’s authorities accepted 117 recommendations at the end of the council’s last UPR of the situation in Singapore i (Full Story)
Thursday, October 15, 2020
NewsAfter several of the world’s worst enemies of press freedom were elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council this week, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on leading democracies to do what they can to ensure that these countries do not dictate future international human rights standards.Three of the worst press freedom predators – China, Russia and Cuba – will have seats on the Human Rights Council for three years from next January as a result of elections hel (Full Story)
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Click to expand Image A voter wearing a mask to protect against coronavirus lines up at Riverside High School for the Wisconsin primary election on April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. © 2020 AP Photo/Morry Gash (Washington, DC) – Local, state, and federal officials in the United States should follow 10 fundamental principles to promote safe and credible elections on November 3, 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. The principles, drawn from international human rights law, provide a roadmap for rights protections by election officials, law enforcement, and other authorities at all levels of government.… (Full Story)
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Click to expand Image An Algerian demonstrator holds the Algerian national flag as he stage a protest against the government in Algiers, Algeria, Friday, Nov.29, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Toufik Doudou (Beirut) – An Algerian court on September 3, 2020 sentenced 2 men to prison terms and 42 others to suspended terms after mass arrests at what the police alleged was a “gay wedding,” Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should void the charges and release them immediately. On July 24, 2020, police raided a private residence and arrested the 44 – 9 women and 35 men, most of them university… (Full Story)
Thursday, October 15, 2020
The Syrian and Russian armed forces’ repeated attacks on civilian infrastructure in Idlib in northwest Syria were apparent war crimes and may amount to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Dozens of unlawful air and ground strikes on hospitals, schools, and markets from April 2019 to March 2020 killed hundreds of civilians. The attacks seriously impaired the rights to health, education, food, water, and shelter, triggering mass displacement. October 15, 2020 "Targeting Life in Idlib" Syrian and Russian Strikes on Civilian Infrastructure … (Full Story)
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Click to expand Image Ziad Itani, a Lebanese actor, who was exonerated of spying for Israel, is carried after he was released by Lebanese authorities. Itani has accused security officials of torturing him and has called on authorities to investigate. © 2018 AP Photo/Hussein Malla Ziad Itani, a well-known Lebanese actor, will be questioned by an investigative judge today in relation to a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by two State Security officials. Itani has accused Lebanon’s State Security of forcibly disappearing and torturing him in November 2017 after he was detained… (Full Story)
Amnesty International - Thursday, October 15, 2020
States in the Americas must prioritize a human rights-based approach to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, which has exposed widespread inequality and discrimination in the region, Amnesty International said in an open letter to the heads of state attending the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS). (Full Story)
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Click to expand Image (Jakarta) – Indonesia’s government should revise a new jobs law to meet international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said today. The omnibus bill on job creation, which the House of Representatives passed on October 5, 2020, restricts labor rights and dismantles environmental protections, including by threatening Indigenous people’s access to land and the country’s declining rainforests. The new law significantly reduces protections for workers under the 2003 labor law, including on minimum wages, severance pay, vacation, maternity benefits, and health and… (Full Story)
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