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.

Kenya expels hundreds of Somalis

Hundreds of Somalis have been expelled from Kenya, with 98 in the latest batch detained and sent back in a major crackdown on suspected Islamists, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said today.

HRW criticises Bulgaria over treatment of refugees

Bulgaria must stop the forceful expulsion of Syrian and other refugees and end alleged abuses against asylum seekers, Human Rights Watch said in a report on Tuesday. 

Sri Lanka confident of containing any move to revive LTTE

Sri Lanka will "nip in the bud" any attempt to revive the LTTE, foreign minister said today, even as there was "compelling evidence" that the banned outfit was carrying out a global campaign to raise funds for terror activities in the country.

India must ask Sri Lanka to work with UN: HRW

Human Rights Watch has urged India to encourage Sri Lanka to cooperate after the UN voted to investigate allegations of war crimes in the island nation.

Call to end election-related attacks in Afghanistan

Taliban threats and violence against campaign workers and election officials risk undermining Afghanistan`s presidential election slated for April 5, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.

HRW says Syria using powerful new cluster munitions

Syria`s government forces have begun using a powerful type of cluster munition rocket not previously seen in the country`s conflict, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Gaddafi son, aides risk `kangaroo` justice: Rights group

Human Rights Watch called on Libyan authorities on Thursday to provide proper defence counsel to slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi`s son and top aides to ensure they receive a fair trial.