Human Rights Watch

January 23, 2018
January 23, 2018

HRW urges suspension of Rohingya repatriation

Human Rights Watch, a non-government organisation, today said Bangladesh should suspend the Rohingya refugee repatriation plan entirely as it "threatens the refugees' security and well...

December 18, 2017
December 18, 2017

40 Rohingya villages burnt in Oct-Nov: HRW

A total of 40 new Rohingya villages have been ravaged between October and November in Rakhine State of Myanmar, according to an analysis of satellite imagery.

November 17, 2017
November 17, 2017

Myanmar troops committed mass rape of women

Human Rights Watch yesterday accused Myanmar security forces of committing widespread rape as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingyas in Rakhine State.

November 10, 2017
November 10, 2017

Address Rohingya crisis at APEC, ASEAN meets

Human Rights Watch has called on world leaders meeting in two summits in the Philippines and Vietnam to address the Rohingya crisis.

September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017

Exodus exposes 'abject failure' of world leaders

Human Rights Watch has called upon world leaders to impose targeted sanctions and a comprehensive arms embargo on the Myanmar military to stop ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas.

September 15, 2017
September 15, 2017

Myanmar military will attack new areas: HRW

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that Myanmar military is targeting new areas in Maungdaw town for destruction.

September 8, 2017
September 8, 2017

'Military atrocities on Rohingyas have hallmarks of ethnic cleansing'

Ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing security forces in Myanmar’s Rakhine State have described killings, shelling, and arson in their villages that have all the hallmarks of a campaign of “ethnic...

July 16, 2016
July 16, 2016

Bonded labour in Oman?

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has just released a 68-page report titled “I was sold” that outlines the near-slavery conditions for migrant domestic workers in Oman.

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

HRW slams India on handling criticism

The Indian authorities routinely use vaguely worded, overly broad laws as political tools to silence and harass critics, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.

April 21, 2016
April 21, 2016

Pave way for unionisation in garments: HRW

Bangladesh government should urgently remove legal and practical obstacles to unionization in garment industries, Human Rights Watch says.