Pakistan must restore moratorium on death penalty: HRW

Pakistan should immediately halt a planned execution and officially reinstate its moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today. 

Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW
Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW

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

Afghan gang rape trial badly flawed: Rights group

 An Afghan court`s conviction of seven men for a gang-rape was wholly undermined by numerous due process violations and political interference, Human Rights Watch has said.

Israel illegally coerces Africa migrants to leave: HRW

Israel has illegally coerced almost 7,000 African migrants into returning to their home countries, where some face persecution, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Tuesday.

UN-funded African troops raped vulnerable Somalis: HRW

 Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have gang raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a damning report Monday.

Islamic militants killed 770 Iraqi troops: Group

Militants from the Islamic State group carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi soldiers captured when the extremists overran a military base north of Baghdad in June, a leading international watchdog said on Wednesday.

Afghanistan: NATO states urged not to shirk on rights

NATO member countries should support human rights protections in Afghanistan beyond the end of the NATO combat mission post-2014, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

HRW calls for probe after 22 civilians killed in Mexico

New York: Human Rights Watch called on Mexico to conduct an "independent" probe into the June killing of 22 civilians by soldiers in the town of Tlatlaya.

Justice elusive for Syria chemical attack victims: HRW

Human Rights Watch Thursday said that hundreds of victims of a chemical weapons attack in Syria remained without justice one year on, days after Damascus`s stockpile was completely destroyed.

Human Rights Watch executives barred from entering Egypt

Kenneth Roth and Sarah Leah Whitson were in Cairo to launch a report by the group on mass killings that took place during protests against the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi last year, the BBC reports.

Israel killed fleeing Gazans in likely war crime: HRW

The Human Rights Watch accused Israel of killing civilians as they attempted to flee a stricken neighbourhood of Gaza, in what it said would amount to a war crime.

Iraq forces executed 250 Sunni prisoners: Watchdog

Iraq`s security forces and allied Shiite militias executed at least 255 Sunni prisoners as they fled a lightning jihadist-led advance last month, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

Bangladesh urged to withdraw draft law on NGOs

The Bangladesh government has proposed a law that would impose draconian restrictions on already beleaguered NGOs, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.

160 captives killed in yet another execution by Iraqi extremists

Iraqi extremists killed at least 160 captives in a major execution in the city of Tikrit earlier this month.

Kabul urged to end `moral crimes` prosecutions

The government of Afghanistan should adopt recommendations from UN member countries to abolish prosecution of women for so-called "moral crimes," Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

HRW urges India to implement UN recommendations on children

India should carry out the recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to improve protection for children affected by armed conflict, Human Rights Watch has said.

Syria rebels recruit teenage fighters: HRW

Human Rights Watch today urged Syrian rebel groups to stop enlisting teenagers in their ranks and warned their foreign backers that they could be implicated in "war crimes".

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.

Pakistan urged to probe Lahore shooting

Pakistani authorities should ensure that a judicial inquiry ordered into police shooting of rock-throwing protesters in Lahore impartially investigates possible unnecessary use of lethal force, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Rights groups slam Malaysia deportation of Sri Lanka refugees

The United Nations refugee agency and Human Rights Watch on Wednesday decried Malaysia`s deportation of two Sri Lankan refugees and an asylum-seeker accused of being Tamil Tiger separatists.