Human Rights Watch says it has evidence of widespread torture and other human rights violations by the Syrian government. It also accuses western governments of failing to take action against the crimes.
Holding the Syrian regime and its allies accountable for the horror inflicted on civilians is fraught with problems. How effective can the UN's legal mechanism be when funding is scarce? Teri Schultz reports.
A war monitor said Russian warplanes hit a school basement in eastern Ghouta, killing at least 15 children. In New York, the UN human rights chief was blocked from addressing the Security Council on the carnage in Syria.
Human Rights Watch says the Myanmar authorities' actions were aimed at covering up evidence of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims. HRW calls on the government to allow UN fact-finding team in to Rakhine state.
Philippine workers infected by HIV suffer workplace discrimination on account of their health status and usually do not seek redress, revealed a new report released by Human Rights Watch today. Ana P. Santos reports.
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