Human Rights Watch

Rights group skeptical that Myanmar’s military seeks justice

Plans announced by Myanmar’s military to prosecute soldiers for actions at a village where security forces reportedly killed as many as 400 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority draws skepticism from the New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch.

November 14, 2022
November 14, 2022

Rights abuses stain FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup from November 20 to December 18, 2022, will be played following years of serious migrant labor and human rights abuses in Qatar, Human Rights Watch said today, publishing a “Reporters’ Guide” to support journalists covering the Qatar World Cup.

September 3, 2019
September 3, 2019

Rights group skeptical that Myanmar’s military seeks justice

Plans announced by Myanmar’s military to prosecute soldiers for actions at a village where security forces reportedly killed as many as 400 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority draws skepticism from the New York-based rights group Human Rights Watch.

April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019

HRW urges govt to ensure justice for Nusrat

The Bangladesh government should thoroughly investigate the murder of madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi and fairly prosecute all those responsible, Human Rights Watch says.

December 14, 2018
December 14, 2018

Press Bangladesh govt for conditions conducive to fair polls: HRW

Human Rights Watch urges the international community to press the government of Bangladesh to create conditions conducive to a free and fair national election slated for December 30.

October 20, 2018
October 20, 2018

Surveillance: HRW worried at govt move

The Bangladesh government has embarked upon an intensive and intrusive surveillance and monitoring of social media ahead of the national election, raising concern over a chilling effect on speech, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

June 8, 2018
June 8, 2018

Extrajudicial Killings in Anti-Drug Drive: HRW calls for probe

The Human Rights Watch yesterday urged Bangladesh government to order an independent investigation into the allegations of extrajudicial killings during its “war on drugs”.

May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018

Rohingya refugee camps at imminent risk of landslides: HRW

Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh camps are at imminent risk of landslides, according a statement of Human Rights Watch (HRW).

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-being."

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.