Delays in US Payday Loan Reform Will Hurt Consumers

.     Delays in US Payday Loan Reform Will Hurt Consumers Consumer Protection Agency Is Considering Repealing Critical Protections During Delay Komala Ramachandra Senior Researcher, Business and Human Rights Komala_chandra Gutting payday loan rules will harm vulnerable families© Seth Anderson/Flickr   The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) announcement last Thursday that it will […]

Assange’s Possible Extradition Threatens Journalism

.     Human Rights Watch April 11, 2019 8:29PM EDT US: Assange’s Possible Extradition Threatens Journalism ‘Hacking’ Charges Could Expand to Standard Investigative Reporting Practices Expand WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. © 2017 Reuters The extradition of Julian Assange from […]

Britain’s Human Rights Challenges Can’t Wait for Brexit

.     Britain’s Rights Challenges Can’t Wait for Brexit Critical Issues Left Unaddressed by Government and Parliament Benjamin Ward UK Director (Acting) & Deputy Director, Europe & Central Asia Division Benjamin_P_Ward Expand Older woman leaving a community center with programs for older people in East London.  © 2018 Stephanie Hancock for Human Rights Watch […]

Human Rights Watch: Why the Gaza Protests Won’t Stop

.     March 29, 2019 12:01AM EDT Dispatches Why the Gaza Protests Won’t Stop Despite Carnage, Palestinians Continue to Demand Their Rights Abier Almasri Research Assistant, Middle East and North Africa Division @abier_i Expand Israeli forces fire tear gas towards Palestinian demonstrators near the fences separating Gaza and Israel, as seen from the Israeli […]

US Harassing Journalists, Lawyers, Activists at Border

.     March 8, 2019 11:00AM EST US Harassing Journalists, Lawyers, Activists at Border Congressional Investigation Needed Expand A Border Patrol agent looks on near where a border wall ends that separates the cities of Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in San Diego. © 2019 AP Photo (Washington, DC) – […]

Supreme Court Rules Unanimously Against Excessive Fines

.     US Supreme Court Rules Unanimously Against Excessive Fines Decision Extends Constitutional Ban on Practice to States Komala Ramachandra Senior Researcher, Business and Human Rights Komala_chandra Expand Police officers stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2018.© 2018 Reuters This week, the United States Supreme Court ruled […]

Venezuela: Reports of Violent Abuses by Security Forces

.     Venezuela: Arrests, Killings in Anti-Government Protests Reports of Violent Abuses by Security Forces Expand A demonstrator is detained by security forces during clashes at a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela, July 10, 2017. © 2017 Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (New York) – Venezuelan officials should be held accountable if […]

U.S. Backtracking on Human Rights

.     US: Backtracking on Human Rights New Congress Should Prioritize Restoring Rights Expand A Mission Police Dept. officer (L), and a U.S. Border Patrol agent watch over a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas.© 2018 Getty Images (Washington, DC) – The […]

Unjustly Jailed Blogger Faces New Charges in Azerbaijan

.     Unjustly Jailed Blogger Faces New Charges in Azerbaijan Authorities Should Release Mehman Huseynov and Drop All Charges Giorgi Gogia Associate Director, Europe and Central Asia Division Giorgi_Gogia Expand Mehman Huseynov. © 2017 Aziz Karimov Azerbaijan authorities know no limits when it comes to silencing government critics. As everyone was celebrating the New […]