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Jul 06, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Organising body president Gianni Infantino congratulates Vladimir Putin for changing stereotypes about RussiaFIFA President Gianni Infantino has praised Vladimir Putin and Russia for changing people's negative stereotypes of the country by hosting a largely peaceful and amicable tournament.
Jun 20, 2018
US withdraws from UNHRC: Israel welcomes moves, rights' bodies say concerns didn't warrant exitUS' pullout from the UN Human Rights Council prompted reactions from countries like Israel, China, and several rights groups and activists.
Jun 08, 2018
International NGOs urges Kim-Jong-un to end human right abuses committed in North Korea, ask him to act as per UN recommendationsOver 50 international non-governmental organisations called on the leader of North Korea, Kim-Jong-un to put an end to human rights abuses in the country.
Apr 27, 2018
UN Security Council team to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar as it weighs next steps to address Rohingya refugee crisisThe UN Security Council will pay a visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar beginning Saturday as it weighs next steps to address one of the world's worst refugee crises, stemming from the forced exodus of Muslim Rohingya.
Apr 24, 2018
Chinese tech giants including Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent are under fire for posting sexist job adsJob ads posted by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Baidu Inc and Tencent Holdings Ltd were among those that deterred female applicants or objectified women.
Apr 23, 2018
Chinese firms, including Alibaba, criticised in Human Rights Watch report for 'men only' job cultureLeading Chinese firms including e-commerce giant Alibaba were heavily criticised on Monday for gender discrimination in job adverts in a new report which said the landscape for the female workforce in China was deteriorating.
Apr 21, 2018
India to be one of nine nations to have sex offenders database; national list to be maintained by NCRBIndia will join a club of eight countries with a sexual offender database to monitor and track those convicted of such crimes, amidst growing criticism against it in the US, where it is pursued aggressively
Mar 26, 2018
Malaysia proposes 10 years' jail for 'fake news', rights groups call move 'Trump-style scare tactic' ahead of electionsThe Malaysian government proposed a "fake news" law which would carry a maximum 10-year jail term, including for articles published abroad, sparking fears of a crackdown on dissent as elections loom
Feb 24, 2018
Satellite images show Myanmar authorities bulldozed Rohingya villages in Rakhine: Human Rights WatchSatellite imagery shows Myanmar authorities have bulldozed at least 55 Rohingya villages in northern Rakhine in recent months, Human Rights Watch said.
Feb 05, 2018
Human rights activist Rothna Begum on the heartbreaks and triumphs of her workAs a researcher for Human Rights Watch with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa, Rothna Begum documents heart-wrenching crimes and some heartwarming triumphs | #FirstCulture