El Salvador has enacted a state of emergency to fight a new spike in homicides while thousands of Haitians demonstrate against a lack of governmental support to protect their population from gangs.
The increased indiscriminate attacks by Myanmar's military in the country's eastern region have killed and displaced tens of thousands with air attacks constituting "war crimes."
Older people face a particular pattern of abuse during armed conflict, yet humanitarian assistance standards fail to meet older people’s specific assistance needs, Human Rights Watch warns.
Israel accuses Navi Pillay, UN investigation head, of "championing an anti-Israel agenda," further straining tense ties between Tel Aviv and Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Australia detains immigrants for an average of 689 days, a period 12 times longer than the US, Human Rights Watch says.
Human Rights Watch denounced the use of "assigned residences" to detain opponents of President Kais Saied, calling on authorities to "use the legal, fully transparent route to allow for a judicial challenge".
The Taliban has launched a series of raids on women's rights activists, forcing them to change safe houses daily to avoid arrest, according to activists.
Rights groups have for years raised alarm over online hate speech and misinformation stoking anti-Muslim tensions in India, Facebook's largest market by the number of users.
As of December 31, 3,280 institutions, or 13.09% of the country's schools, had been closed, affecting 511,221 students.
President Kais Saied has been facing severe criticism from opponents for sacking the government, suspending parliament, and later moving to rule by decree.
Washington has promised a year of action will follow the two-day gathering of over 100 leaders, but the event has been marred by questions over some invitees' democratic credentials and the absence of other nations who were not invited.
Japan and Britain said they will discuss a diplomatic boycott against the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics while Italy decided not to boycott the event.
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