Latest Human Rights Watch Stories

2014-05-14 12:30:01

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO A startling report issued today by Human Rights Watch details yet another way in which the tobacco industry exploits and harms children: the use of child labor on tobacco farms in the United States. Based on interviews with 141 child tobacco workers ages 7 to 17, the report documents how these children...

2014-04-21 23:02:25

In a report issued today, Corporate Campaign, Inc. (CCI) charges that, "The case of Coca-Cola, is a prime example of how the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement has been co-opted by the very corporations whose harmful policies and practices the movement is trying to monitor and reform.” The report, an open letter to the Calvert Group and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), makes public CCI's response to their designation of Coca-Cola as...

2011-02-24 08:30:00

The United States lags the rest of the world in parental leave policy, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch. "Millions of U.S. workers - including parents of infants - are harmed by weak or nonexistent laws on paid leave, breastfeeding accommodation, and discrimination against workers with family responsibilities," said Human Rights Watch in the 90-page report, entitled "Failing its Families: Lack of Paid Leave and Work-Family Supports in the U.S." The report is...

2008-12-18 15:03:00

Groups' Letter To President-elect Calls For Return To American Justice System When Prison Camp Is Closed NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four leading civil liberties and human rights organizations today urged President-elect Obama to implement "an unqualified return to America's established system of justice for detaining and prosecuting suspects" when he fulfills his pledge to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and military commissions. In a letter delivered to the...

2008-10-07 15:00:03

A U.S. judge Tuesday ordered the release of a group of Chinese Muslims held for seven years at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention camp. U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina ruled that the Chinese Uighurs be released into the United States by Friday, the Human Rights Watch said in a release. Detaining them longer would be unfair since the United States no longer considers them to be enemy combatants and the Constitution bars indefinite imprisonment without charges, Human Rights Watch said....

2008-09-19 03:00:13

In a decade as president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez has weakened institutions that protect the country's citizens, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The group released a 230-page report, "A Decade Under Chavez: Political Intolerance and Lost Opportunities for Advancing Human Rights in Venezuela." The report examines the impact of the Chavez presidency on the courts, news media, civil society and labor unions. "Ten years ago, Chavez promoted a new constitution that could have significantly...

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