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Human Rights Observatory
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
NewsGermany’s Federal Constitutional Court will hold an oral hearing on 14 and 15 January 2020 in respect of the Act on the Federal Intelligence Service, also known as the BND law. This constitutes an important step towards a landmark ruling on the powers of the BND, Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, to conduct global mass surveillance of data traffic on the internet. The hearing comes after an alliance of five media organisations including RSF and the Society for Civil Rights (GFF) lodged a constitutional complaint before the court challenging the BND’s surveillance powers. Should the BND… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Houayheuang Xayabouly, a Laotian blogger known as Muay Littlepig, who was sentenced to five years in prison last month for telling her fellow citizens about the government’s poor response to flooding in the south of the country. Convicted on charges of “spreading propaganda against the Lao People's Democratic Republic” and “trying to overthrow the Party, state and government” under article 117 of the Penal Code, she was gi (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Expand Lebanese doctors chant slogans as they take part in anti-government demonstrations in central Beirut on November 12, 2019.  © 2019 AFP/Getty (Beirut) – Lebanon’s medical practitioners and public officials are warning that hospitals may soon not be able to provide patients with life-saving surgery and urgent medical care because of a financial crisis, Human Rights Watch said today. The crisis stems from the government’s failure to reimburse private and public hospitals, including funds owed by the National Social Security Fund and military health funds, making it difficult to pay staff… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Expand Residents flee as anti-riot policemen pursue opposition protestors in Mathare, Nairobi, on August 12. © 2017 Thomas Mukoya/Reuters (Nairobi) – The Kenyan National Assembly has blocked justice and reparations for victims of human rights violations by failing to consider the findings of a 2013 report by the country’s Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC), a coalition of human rights organizations said today. The groups – International Center for Transitional Justice, Human Rights Watch, Kenya Human Rights Commission, The National Victims and Survivors Network, Grace Agenda,… (Full Story)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Expand The Human Rights Watch Toronto Film Festival poster featuring a still from the opening night feature, ‘I Am Not Alone’. The festival will run from January 30 to February 4, 2020. © 2019 Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch is taking the occasion of International Human Rights Day to announce its 17th annual film festival for January 30 through February 4, 2020 in Toronto. The festival, in a new partnership with Hot Docs, will present five free timely and provocative films, with an additional three films specially selected for daytime school screenings. The films were selected to shine… (Full Story)
Monday, December 9, 2019
Expand A protest at the San Francisco International Airport against Donald Trump’s January 2017 executive order on immigration, January 28, 2017. © 2017 Creative Commons/Daniel Arauz Recently, Gary R. Herbert, the Republican governor for the US state of Utah, sent a letter to President Donald Trump saying Utah would like to sponsor more refugees because, “We empathize deeply with individuals and groups who have been forced from their homes and we love giving them a new home and a new life.” It was a refreshing appeal, recalling the country’s historically supportive approach toward refugee… (Full Story)
Monday, December 9, 2019
December 2, 2019 Video Bangladesh: Rohingya Children Denied Education Unlawful Restrictions on Schooling Risk Creating a Lost Generation (Bangkok) – The government of Bangladesh is blocking aid groups from providing any meaningful education to Rohingya children in refugee camps and banning the children from attending schools outside the camps, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government should urgently lift the restrictions that unlawfully deprive almost 400,000 Rohingya refugee children of their right to education. The 81-page report, “‘Are We Not Human?’: Denial of… (Full Story)
Monday, December 9, 2019
NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) warns against the selection of journalists in Hong Kong as some of them were denied entry to an event attended by the Chief Executive and the director of China’s liaison office on December 4.On December 4, reporters from Stand News and Apple Daily were (Full Story)
Monday, December 9, 2019
News We, the undersigned organisations, reiterate our call on the Albanian parliament not to approve the draft media laws known as the “defamation package.” Should (Full Story)
Monday, December 9, 2019
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