The end of “one country, two systems” in Hong Kong; Khashoggi murder in the spotlight again; risks of surveillance in Russia and United States; Football Federation President in Haiti accused of sexual assault; the United States should not sell attack helicopters to Philippines; displaced civilians in northern Yemen are at heightened Covid-19 risk; Malta should end arbitrary detention of refugees and migrants; and the global pandemic offers leaders a unique chance to embrace clean energy.
The plans of the regime in China for a new security law in Hong Kong mark the end for the semi-autonomous region and sends a chilling warning to the rest of the world.
While protecting human life and public health is a paramount concern during the pandemic, countries should make sure they are not violating the rights of civilians when they come up with new surveillance systems and mobile phone apps to counter the threat of the virus.
When will the world football federation FIFA suspend the top official of its branch in Haiti, who has been accused of coercing young female players into having sex with him?
The United States Congress should block or delay sales of almost $2 billion in attack helicopters and munitions to the Philippines until the government adopts major reforms to end military abuses and hold those responsible to account.
The authorities on Malta should immediately allow more than 160 people detained on two private tourism vessels just off Maltese territorial waters to disembark on the island and seek asylum if they choose.
And read this interview with HRW's senior environment researcher Felix Horne, who explains how the fight against climate change can succeed amid a global pandemic.