human rights violations
A Beginner's Guide to Everything Wrong with the Qatar World Cup
Corruption, human rights and worker abuses, the most expensive beer in the world... It's not a great list!
In Mass Trials, Cambodia Accuses Government Critics of Treason
Rights groups said they were nothing more than an attempt by prime minister Hun Sen to crush his opponents.
Indonesia Could Soon Criminalise Anal Sex and Cohabitation Outside of Marriage
Conservative groups have been trying to police these private matters since 2017 and Indonesia’s House of Representatives is now seriously considering legislation that would make this possible.
A Culture of Impunity Continues to Plague Papua: Amnesty International
We spoke with Amnesty's Papang Hidayat about why so few extrajudicial killings in Papua result in justice for victims' families.
Reflections of May '98 Looters, Victims of the New Order's 'Organized Riots'
A week before the fall of Gen. Suharto, riots broke out in Jakarta targeting the country's ethnic Chinese communities and their businesses. Now experts say rioters and looters were tricked into escalating the unrest by the government.
Indonesia's Special Counter-Terrorism Squad Has an Accountability Problem
Nearly 100 alleged terrorists have died under Densus 88's watch in the past decade, and experts say it's no coincidence.
Government fund backs UK mining firm blacklisted for human rights abuses
The world’s biggest state investor won’t touch Vedanta, but Canada’s EDC is happy to finance firm accused of poisoning Indian communities.
China gets nicer to activists after they reportedly confess to subversion
One activist associated with a law firm that specialized in human rights cases got a suspended jail sentence, and a prominent lawyer from the company was released on bail.
Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen Used 2,000-Pound American Bombs to Kill 97 Civilians
Saudi Arabia has purchased more than $100 billion in arms from the US since 2010, and Washington has approved orders to replenish Saudi stockpiles during the course of its air campaign in Yemen.
A Woman on Death Row and the Neighbor Who Put Her There
Mary Jane Veloso lives about 300 feet away from Maria Cristina Sergio in the Philippines. Veloso is on death row for allegedly smuggling heroin into the country. Sergio is in jail and awaiting trial after being accused of trafficking her neighbor.
UN Report Alleges Forced Labor at Canadian-Owned Mine in Eritrea
Working conditions at the Bisha mine are already the subject of a class action lawsuit brought by former workers and being heard next year in a Canadian court.
Granting Omar Khadr Bail Is Not Good Enough
It's great that he (might) get bail, but Omar Khadr should never have been imprisoned in the first place.