United Nations peacekeepers Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW

Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, a day after the army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

Islamic militants killed 770 Iraqi troops: Group

An international rights group says Islamic State militants carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers captured when the extremists overran a military base north of Baghdad in June.

Islamic State jihadists using cluster bombs: HRW

Islamic State jihadists have used cluster munitions in Syria in at least one location and Syria`s regime is continuing to use the widely banned weapon, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

India should take steps to prevent child combatants: HRW

India should take all necessary measures to prevent and eliminate the root causes of forced recruitment of children from poor and marginalised segments of society?by non-state armed groups, a rights group has said.

Ethiopia shot `peaceful protesters`: Rights group

Ethiopian security forces shot dead peaceful protesters in student demonstrations last week, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, quoting "credible" claims of a death toll "much higher" than the official figure of eight.

HRW backs international inquiry into Lanka`s war crimes

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has backed UN rights chief`s recommendation for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes committed in Sri Lanka during the final phase of battle with the LTTE.

Lack of accountability in India fosters rights violations: HRW

India has strong legislation to protect human rights but entrenched corruption and lack of accountability foster violations, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

HRW urges Bangladesh to review mass trials for 2009 BDR mutineers

HRW of Asia has urged the government of Bangladesh to order a re-trial of 847 military personnel accused of murder, sexual assault, and other atrocities during the 2009 Bangladesh Rifles mutiny, claiming fair trial standards were violated in the case.

B`desh tribunal slaps HRW with show cause notice

A special Bangladeshi tribunal dealing with the 1971 war crimes on Monday issued a show cause notice to HRW asking it to explain why contempt of court proceeding should not be initiated against it.

Sri Lanka should probe ‘Clean Water’ protest deaths: HRW

The Sri Lankan Government should stop issuing misleading information and promptly create an independent and transparent inquiry into the deaths of protesters at Weliweriya on August 1, 2013, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.

Pak slammed for revoking suspension of death penalty

Human Rights Watch has warned Pakistan government of reviving a cruel and degrading punishment by ending the suspension on the death penalty, when globally it is being abolished.

Hold Musharraf accountable for rights abuses: HRW

Pakistan`s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf should not be allowed to elude the serious legal proceedings against him and must be held accountable for human rights abuses, a global watchdog has demanded.

Hold Pervez Musharraf accountable for abuses: HRW

The Pakistani government should hold the country`s former president Pervez Musharraf accountable for human rights violations when he returns to Pakistan, Human Rights Watch has said.

Hope India seeks amendments to UN resolution on Sri Lanka

HRW`s South Asia Director, said: Over the past year the Sri Lankan government has alternated between threatening activists who seek justice and making small, cynical gestures to keep the international community at bay."

War crimes in Lanka: Human Rights Watch seeks UN intervention

The Human Rights Watch on Tuesday sought a UN authorised independent, international investigation into war crimes that took place during the final months of the decades-long armed conflict in Sri Lanka.

Tell Sri Lanka to devolve power, HRW urges India

India must press Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse "to ensure reconciliation, devolution of power and justice", Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Child sex victims ‘mistreated, humiliated’ in India: HRW

The Indian government should improve protections for children from sexual abuse as part of broader reform efforts following the gang-rape, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released Thursday.

Nepal fails to implement key human rights commitments: HRW

Nepal govt has failed to take significant steps towards fulfilling numerous key human rights commitments in 2012.

Bangladesh government backtracks on rights

Bangladesh`s human rights situation worsened in 2012 as the government sought to narrow political and civil society space, Human Rights Watch has said.

India should ensure dignified treatment for rape survivors: HRW

India must adopt and enforce measures to ensure the dignified treatment and examination of sexual assault survivors.