China Government's Threat to Human Rights: Daily Brief

Plus: hope for legislation to protect workers' rights; leaked report reveals parties flouted Libya arms embargo; former rebel leader returns to Central African Republic; Commonwealth leaders should question Rwanda's president about rights abuses; and Brazil court overturns ban on film.

Human Rights Watch World Report 2020 calls on governments around the world to unite against the assault on human rights, and provides an overview on the rights situation around the world. In the lead essay in this year's report, HRW executive director Ken Roth explores the threat that China's government poses to the international human rights system.

World Report 2020 also highlights hope for better protection in industries, as more legislation demands that supply chains look out for workers’ rights.

A leaked UN report revealed that rival armed groups in Libya have violated an arms embargo and carried out indiscriminate air strikes, putting civilians at risk

Prosecuting the returned Central African Republic former rebel leader Michel Djotodia will indicate that those who commit serious crimes can face justice.

The Commonwealth heads of state will meet in Rwanda in June this year, they should use this opportunity to query President Paul Kagame about the silencing of his critics.

And finally, some good news, the supreme court in Brazil has overturned a ban on a Netflix comedy film The First Temptation of Christ.