UN meeting seeks ways to press Taliban on women's rights
Since ousting a foreign-backed government in August 2021, the Taliban authorities have imposed an austere sharia law that the UN has labelled 'gender-based apartheid'.
Walk the talk, Anwar's govt told on human rights
The Society for the Promotion of Human Rights joins the chorus of concerns about the home minister's recent remarks on Sosma.
Are more U-turns on the way, rights lawyers ask after govt says no review of Sosma
Lawyers for Liberty questions PH's stand on the matter following its objection to Sosma during its time in the opposition.
France told to re-examine repatriation requests of wives of IS combatants
The court ruled France's refusal to repatriate the women and children was in violation of the rights to 'enter the territory of the state of which (one) is a national'.
Palestinians torture detained critics, rights group says
Systematic abuse by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas forms a critical part of the repression of the Palestinian people, says the Human Rights Watch.
Norway wealth fund puts rubber glove giant Supermax Corp under observation
It cites unacceptable risk that the company contributes to serious violations of human rights.
‘Why detain asylum seekers in the first place?’: Govt slammed after mass escape, deaths of Rohingya
Lawyers for Liberty warns that the blood of the six Rohingya including two children who were killed during the escape is on the government's hands.
Land battle awaits indigenous communities over Indonesia capital relocation, says NGO
Data compiled by AMAN in 2019 shows that at least 13 customary lands are located in the new capital area in North Penajam Paser.
Taliban tell Afghan networks to stop airing shows with women actors
The Taliban's guideline for TV networks comes after two decades of growth for independent Afghan media under the Western-backed governments that ruled the country until Aug 15, when the Islamists regained power.
‘Like prison’: Singapore migrant workers suffer under Covid curbs
Low-paid migrants remain subject to onerous restrictions that mostly allow them to travel only between their work and accommodation.
Rights lawyer, Muda leader calls for use of Sosma law on ‘constitutional criminals’
Lim Wei Jiet says any move to repeatedly and intentionally block Parliament from reconvening would be detrimental to parliamentary democracy.
EU Parliament urges officials to skip Beijing Olympics
Lawmakers say officials should skip the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics unless China improves on human rights in Hong Kong and for the Uighur Muslim minority.
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