Human Rights Watch (HRW)

December 22, 2018
December 22, 2018

Protect candidates to ensure a credible election: HRW

A repressive political environment in Bangladesh ahead of the December 30, 2018 national elections is undermining the credibility of the process, Human Rights Watch says in a report.

December 20, 2018
December 20, 2018

Disband 'biased' panel on crimes against Rohingya: HRW

Human Rights Watch says Myanmar should disband its commission of inquiry into abuses in Rakhine state because it is clearly unwilling to seriously investigate alleged grave crimes against ethnic Rohingya.

November 27, 2018
November 27, 2018

HRW asks Argentina to probe Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi

Human Rights Watch has asked Argentina to use a war crimes clause in its constitution to investigate the role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in possible crimes against humanity in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

November 15, 2018
November 15, 2018

Halt Rohingya repatriation plan: HRW

The Bangladesh government should follow the recommendations of senior United Nations refugee and human rights officials and immediately halt the proposed repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, Human Rights Watch says.

September 26, 2018
September 26, 2018

Tool ripe for abuse: HRW

The Digital Security Act, which replaces the much-criticised Information and Communication Technology Act, retains the most problematic provisions of the ICT law and adds more provisions criminalising peaceful speech, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

September 24, 2018
September 24, 2018

Rohingyas with disabilities suffering in camps: HRW

Overcrowded, hilly and rain-soaked mega camp for Rohingya refugees is precarious for everyone, but especially for people with disabilities, Human Rights Watch says.

August 16, 2018
August 16, 2018

Road Safety Movement: Halt 'arbitrary arrests', try attackers

Human Rights Watch yesterday urged the Bangladesh government to halt “arbitrary arrests, prosecute those involved in violent attacks, and immediately and unconditionally release people it has thrown in jail just for speaking out”.

August 7, 2018
August 7, 2018

Probe into report of torture on Shahidul Alam in custody: HRW

Human Rights Watch urges Bangladesh authorities to order an immediate investigation into reports that renowned photographer and activist, Shahidul Alam, was beaten while in custody.

August 7, 2018
August 7, 2018

HRW opposes plan to move Rohingyas

Bangladesh should dramatically improve living conditions for Rohingya in the world's largest refugee camp and scrap plans to move many to a flood-prone island, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

June 7, 2018
June 7, 2018

Anti-narcotics drive: HRW for independent enquiry

Human Rights Watch has urged the Bangladesh government to launch an independent investigation into allegations of extrajudicial killings in the ongoing “war on drugs.”