Human Rights Watch
  • FILE In this Oct. 11, 2013 file picture refugees protest during a hunger strike at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. A rights group has accused the European Union of doing more to secure its borders than to help people fleeing war and dire poverty. Human Rights Watch urged the 28-nation bloc Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013 to focus on preventing tragedies such as this month's drowning of hundreds of migrants making their way from Libya to Italy. The New York-based group says many EU policies claim to be abou

    The bloc is using the drowning deaths of people fleeing to Europe as a pretext for ramping up border controls, a human rights group said Wednesday.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 23, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT
  • Abdelaziz Nouaydi, President of the Adala Association, left, Eric Goldstein, centre, deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa division, and Tamara Al Rifai, right, Director, Advocacy and Communications Middle East and North Africa, right, attend a news conference given by Human Rights Watch in Rabat, Morocco, Friday, June 21, 2013. Human Rights Watch says in a new report that Morocco's justice system overly relies on coerced confessions and needs serious reform. (AP Photo/Abdelja

    Human Rights Watch says the system overly relies on coerced confessions in politically-tinged trials and needs serious reform.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 21, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT
  • Members and supporters of the extreme right party Golden Dawn march in central Athens on Wednesday May 29, 2013, during a rally marking the anniversary of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire in 1453.

    Conservative government's center-left coalition partners, human rights groups urge response to the surging, xenophobic Golden Dawn party.

    LAST UPDATE : May 30, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT
  • Afghan women walk past graffiti on a wall with Persian writing that reads, "congratulation hajj" on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    The dramatic spike is raising concerns that gains in women's rights might be reversed with the withdrawal of most international troops next year.

    LAST UPDATE : May 21, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT