The Israeli government's plan to enable parliament to override Supreme Court decisions and control judicial appointments would be "a disaster" for human rights, a top Human Rights Watch official says.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International challenge charges against 24 volunteers, who had gone on trial accused of smuggling-related charges.
Two dozen migrant rescue workers are being accused of espionage in Greece as rights monitors lambast the slow proceedings and say the case is politically motivated.
"President Lopez Obrador's proposed changes to the electoral system would make it easier for whichever party holds power to co-opt the country's electoral institutions to stay in power," said HRW researcher.
Türkiye's Presidency of Migration Management denies claims by Human Rights Watch that Ankara illegally deported Syrian refugees.
Philippine police kill three prisoners after they staged a jail rampage that saw a police officer stabbed and former opposition senator Leila de Lima held hostage in a failed escape attempt.
The government said the assault, which left 10 soldiers dead and several wounded, was aimed at cutting off a key route to the blockaded city of Taiz and undermined peace efforts.
Hundreds of armed troops have raided a protest camp outside the president's office in Colombo, drawing condemnation from international human rights groups.
Forces linked to Russia operating in the Central African Republic have executed, tortured, and beaten civilians since 2019, according to Human Rights Watch.
After Kenneth Roth steps down at the end of August, Human Rights Watch said deputy executive director Tirana Hassan will serve as interim executive director.
Mali says it killed 203 militants in the central region last month, but activists and Human Rights Watch say some 300 civilians were massacred in "the worst single atrocity" reported in the country's decade-long armed conflict.
Human Rights Watch estimated that about 300 people were killed in total in the town of Moura in volatile central Mali, with the vast majority of the victims being ethnic Fulanis.
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