land rights

Criminalisation and disruption of protests continue in Bolivia

Several protests in the Achacachi community were repressed by security forces and many demonstrators are currently detained and facing trial. Read more

Criminalisation and disruption of protests continue in Bolivia

Indigenous communities demonstrate in defense of their land

In different areas of Peru, indigenous communities are protesting to demand the government recognition of their rights to their land. Read more

Indigenous communities demonstrate in defense of their land

New law protects minority languages and expands their spheres of use

In a welcome step, Albania's first law to boost the status and rights of minorities in Albania, is the culmination of a long running campaign to bring minority rights inline with international standards. In addition to allocating extra funding for recognised ethnic minority communities, media outlets and affiliated civic groups, the law also officiates the use of minority languages for communications with Albanian authorities Read more

New law protects minority languages and expands their spheres of use

Land rights defender arbitrarily detained for over 40 hours

Activists in Nicaragua continue to work in a hostile environment Read more

Land rights defender arbitrarily detained for over 40 hours

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