Governments, employers, and workers from around the world are meeting in Geneva this week to discuss a proposed international treaty on violence and harassment in the workplace. HRW has issued a 16-page report outlining key issues in advance of the conference, organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Civil society groups in Nigeria have declared today a national day of mourning and remembrance to honor the victims of violence across the country. According to estimates,1,917 people have been killed in violent attacks by suspected cattle herdsmen, by armed bandits and in incidents of communal clashes between January to May this year.
Leaders in Japan should urge Vietnam to respect human rights during the Japan-visit of Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, that begins on Tuesday.
And Israel wants to deport Omar Shakir, HRW's Israel & Palestine director. So did Egypt and Syria...