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  • Florida Should Expand Syringe Exchange Statewide

    16 January 2018, by Human Rights Watch
    Syringe exchange programs have a proven record of reducing HIV and Hepatitis C infection, preventing overdose, and bringing people into treatment without raising rates of drug use or crime. Julia Negron’s house in Venice, Florida is home to her busy family of kids and grandkids. It’s also on the (...)
  • Philippine Government Targets ‘Rappler’ for Closure

    15 January 2018, by Human Rights Watch
    Expand Journalists work at the Rappler office in Metro Manila, Philippines, January 15, 2018. © 2018 Dondi Tawatao/Reuters The Philippine government has ratcheted up its attack on media freedom, threatening the closure of Rappler.com. Rappler is a start-up media platform founded in 2012 that (...)
  • Macron’s Calais Visit Should Lead to Change for Migrants

    15 January 2018, by Human Rights Watch
    Expand A migrant walks past the slogans which read "refugees welcome" written on a wall near the former "Jungle" in Calais, France, August 23, 2017. © 2018 Reuters Shortly after he became president of France last year, Emmanuel Macron had a hopeful vision for humanely addressing the country’s (...)
  • Somalia: Al-Shabab Demanding Children

    15 January 2018, by Human Rights Watch
    Expand Children learning to read the Quran at the Gaabow Islamic school in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, August 2013. Parents and teachers told Human Rights Watch that Al-Shabab militants threatened and on occasion abducted teachers and children from schools in rural areas of Bay region in (...)
  • Vietnam: Drop Charges Against Nguyen Van Oai

    15 January 2018, by Human Rights Watch
    Expand Nguyen Van Oai © Private (New York) – Vietnam should drop charges of violating probation against the veteran human rights activist Nguyen Van Oai and allow him to go home, Human Rights Watch said today. The People’s Court of Nghe An province will hear his appeal on January 15, 2018. (...)
  • Human Rights Weekend Amsterdam: ‘Where Do I Stand?’

    14 January 2018, by Human Rights Watch
    (Amsterdam) – “Where Do I Stand?” is the theme of the sixth edition of the Human Rights Weekend in De Balie, Amsterdam, from February 2 to 4, 2018. Human Rights Watch, De Balie and partners invite participants to reflect on these questions: What is your opinion on important human rights issues of (...)
  • Israeli Prosecutors Throw Book at Palestinian Child Protestor

    14 January 2018, by Human Rights Watch
    Expand الطفلة الفلسطينية عهد التميمي (يمين) تدخل قاعة محكمة عسكرية برفقة موظفة من مصلحة السجون الإسرائيلية في سجن عوفر، قرب مدينة رام الله في الضفة الغربية، 1 يناير/كانون الثاني 2018. © 2018 رويترز On Monday, an Israeli military court will decide whether to release 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi on bail or keep her in jail until the end (...)
  • Vietnam: Drop Charges Against Nguyen Van Oai

    14 January 2018, by Human Rights Watch
    Expand Nguyen Van Oai © Private (New York) – Vietnam should drop charges of violating probation against the veteran human rights activist Nguyen Van Oai and allow him to go home, Human Rights Watch said today. The People’s Court of Nghe An province will hear his appeal on January 15, 2018. (...)
  • India: Identification Project Threatens Rights

    14 January 2018, by Human Rights Watch
    Expand A villager goes through the process of a fingerprint scanner for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrollment center at Merta district in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan on February 22, 2013. © 2013 Mansi Thapliyal / Reuters (New York) – The Indian government’s (...)
  • Can an EU Country Forbid You from Being with Your Spouse?

    13 January 2018, by Human Rights Watch
    Expand People walk behind the European Union's flag during the annual gay parade in Budapest July 5, 2008. The European Union Court of Justice's ruling on the case from Romania could be felt by same-sex couples throught the EU. © 2008 Reuters For most married European citizens it is simple: (...)

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