labour rights

Mexican Police use excessive force against teacher protests

The police used deadly force on protesters in Oaxaca who were marching against educational reforms and the arrest of a union leader. Read more


Legal reforms on court reporting rejected by the President

Lithuania's Pride Parade proceeds without incident, as the President vetoes amendments to the Penal Code Read more


Concern over calls to shut social media during elections

Comments by the head of the police in Ghana that social media could be shut down during November 2016 elections caused concern among civil society. Read more


Mass Arrests and Proposed New Cybercrime Law in Egypt

On 25th April, demonstrations against the government's decision to acknowledge Saudi Arabia's sovereignty over the two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir resulted more than 150 people being sentenced to between two and five years in prison. Read more


Anti-TPP protest tear gassed in Lima

A massive protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Lima was repressed with tear gas by the security forces, resulting in many people injured and arrested. A journalist covering the protest was prevented from doing so by the police.

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Proposed cyber security law worries civil society

Most recent protests in Romania have passed off peacefully, while a proposed cyber security law continues to raise concerns in civil society. Read more


Canadian Parliament approves motion to reject BDS movement

The Canadian Parliament approved a motion to reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, restricting the right to freedom of expression. Read more


Draft NGO law contains restrictions on freedom of association

In March, the Ministry of Social Development released a draft NGO law, raising concerns about restrictions on freedom of association. Read more