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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Expand A protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Gauhati, India on December 10, 2019.  © 2019 AP Photo/Anupam Nath (New York) – The Indian government’s proposed law to grant citizenship based on religion violates India’s international legal obligations, Human Rights Watch said today. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 protects only the rights of non-Muslim irregular immigrants from the neighboring Muslim-majority countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. The bill passed the lower house of parliament on December 9 and will be introduced in the upper house on December… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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Expand Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, center, arrives for a ceremony of the 68th anniversary of the founding of his Cambodian People's Party in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Friday, June 28, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Heng Sinith (Phnom Penh) – The Cambodian authorities should amend the Draft Law on Access to Information to reflect international standards relating to the right to information, ARTICLE 19 and Human Rights Watch said today. “The government’s commitment to adopting access to information legislation is a step in the right direction. A strong law could open up channels for combatting corruption,… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by the growing dangers for journalists in Iraq, where the latest fatal victim was Ahmad Muhanna, a photographer who was shot in the back by unidentified gunmen while covering protests in Baghdad’s Al-Khilani Square on 6 December. (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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March 19, 2019 Video Japan: Compelled Sterilization of Transgender People Japan’s government should stop forcing transgender people to be surgically sterilized if they want legal recognition of their gender identity. A transgender woman is suing the Japanese government over a law that prevents her from having her legal gender officially changed from “male” to “female” – only because she has an 8-year-old child. In Japan, transgender people who want to legally change their gender must appeal to a family court. Under the law, applicants must undergo a psychiatric evaluation and be surgically… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Expand Aung San Suu Kyi and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. It’s been a difficult year for the human rights movement. This has been true especially in Washington, where the US government under President Donald Trump has largely abandoned advancing a global human rights agenda. On Human Rights Day, December 10, however, part of the system worked. The US Treasury Department finally acted on repeated recommendations from human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch, and announced sanctions against senior commanders in the Myanmar military. The commanders are implicated in a slew of… (Full Story)
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