land rights

NGO bill under consideration poses "grave danger to democracy"

In recent months, there have been reported cases of the government cracking down on independent media outlets, critical voices and journalists. Read more

NGO bill under consideration poses "grave danger to democracy"

Human rights changes: more piecemeal than systemic

On 2nd September, after receiving an invitation from the Uzbek government, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) delegation visited Uzbekistan for the first time in seven years. HRW called on the government both publicly and in official meetings to release all those imprisoned on politically-motivated charges, put an end to torture and other forms of ill-treatment in places of detention, and cease the use of forced labour in the country’s cotton fields. Read more

Human rights changes: more piecemeal than systemic

Closure of Cambodia Daily signals an escalating crackdown on dissent

The forced closure of one of Cambodia's last-remaining independent media voices represents a serious blow to civic space and freedom of expression, ahead of elections in 2018. Read more

Closure of Cambodia Daily signals an escalating crackdown on dissent






Pipeline protestors met with force by Italian police

Protestors opposing the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline in southern Italy have been met with force by Italian police. Read more

Pipeline protestors met with force by Italian police