Tag Archive | HRW
The decision by Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to select Ma’ruf Amin as his vice-presidential running mate in the 2019 presidential election, raises questions about Jokowi’s commitment to improve human rights protection for all Indonesians, according to Human Rights Watch. Amin, who has been the chairman of Indonesia’s Ulama Council (Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI), and […]
John Sifton, Asia Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch (HRW) writes on why Mike Pompeo is not suitable for US Secretary of State, including his problematic views on LGBTQ people. The nomination of Mike Pompeo to be US secretary of state has prompted powerful opposition from human rights groups because of his past support for CIA […]
The Austrian Constitutional Court’s ruling on December 4, 2017, that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional is a powerful victory for equal marriage rights, Human Rights Watch has said. It is the first time a Constitutional Court in Europe has held that the exclusion of gay people from civil marriage is unconstitutional. The Austrian […]
When Bisi Alimi came out as gay in Nigeria, his parents took him to a church where he underwent seven days of isolation, prayers and fasting to be ‘cured’ of homosexuality, he said. The experience, which prompted him to attempt suicide at the age of 17, is common for gay people from Nigeria to China […]
A bill targeting nongovernmental organizations would force some groups that receive funding from outside Hungary to register as ‘foreign funded’ and subject them to excessive sanctions and obligations, Human Rights Watch and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee said yesterday. Parliament is set to vote on the draft law today June 13, 2017.
Human Rights Watch have welcomed the first report of the Independent Expert on SOGI-related violence and discrimination. They state: “We recognize that some States opposed creation of the mandate, but are encouraged that it was reaffirmed by the General Assembly with support from all UN regional groups. We hope that all can stand united in […]