1. Home
  2. Author Blogs


WR News Writer

Scores of migrants illegally expelled in desert by Algeria: Report

Scores of migrants illegally expelled in desert by Algeria: Report

Thousands of migrants were left stranded without food, water, and basic amenities by Algerian authorities on the desert border with Niger. As per a recent report by the international NGO Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans…

Read More
NHRC orders investigation into post-poll violence in West Bengal

NHRC orders investigation into post-poll violence in West Bengal

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday ordered its in-house investigation team to probe post-poll violence in several districts of West Bengal. The NHRC took suo motu cognizance of media reports regarding the death of…

Read More
Permitted refugee number raised to 62,500 from 15,000 by Biden after long criticized delay

Permitted refugee number raised to 62,500 from 15,000 by Biden after long criticized delay

 After facing weeks of bipartisan backlash and criticism over delayed response in changing cap of permitted refugees into US, Biden has finally taken action. President Biden has formally increased US cap on refugee admissions to…

Read More
US Senators renew call for sanctions on Turkey over rights abuses

US Senators renew call for sanctions on Turkey over rights abuses

A group of leading Democratic senators has re-introduced the Turkey Human Rights Promotion Act of 2021 with the aim of imposing US sanctions on the Turkish government over the country’s worsening human rights record. The…

Read More
HRW urges Sri Lanka to reject ‘political victimization’ findings

HRW urges Sri Lanka to reject ‘political victimization’ findings

Human Rights Watch has urged Sri Lanka’s parliament to reject a resolution to acquit officials implicated in human rights abuses. The U.S.-based rights agency has said, in a press release out on Friday, the resolution…

Read More
UK accused of failing vulnerable refugees post Brexit

UK accused of failing vulnerable refugees post Brexit

 No 10 has been accused regularly of failing to keep the most vulnerable of refugees in country. This has been aggravated post Brexit after the Home Office failed to reunite refugees with their families well…

Read More
Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of crimes of apartheid against Palestinians

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of crimes of apartheid against Palestinians

Human Rights Watch has, in its 213-page report released on Tuesday, accused Israel of the usage of policies of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians that amount to crimes against humanity. New York-based Human Rights Watch…

Read More
Greece accused of pushing back refugees in callous human rights violation act

Greece accused of pushing back refugees in callous human rights violation act

 European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has filed a lawsuit against Greece accusing Athens of shocking grade of human rights violations. The act was done at multi-agency level and was operational at inter-agency rank to…

Read More
European Council threatens Turkey with sanctions for its human rights violations

European Council threatens Turkey with sanctions for its human rights violations

The European Council condemned Turkey’s human rights violations, specifically with regard to the country’s handling of Osman Kavala’s case. The Council highlighted how Ankara ignored the European Court of Human Rights’ repeated calls for immediate…

Read More
Afghanistan: HRW urges U.S. to prioritize rights, civilian protection

Afghanistan: HRW urges U.S. to prioritize rights, civilian protection

The U.S. government should take steps to address fears of increased insecurity spurred by its announced plan to withdraw all military forces from Afghanistan by resorting to continued support for human rights, Human Rights Watch…

Read More