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Aug 31, 2022 12 tweets 3 min read
After nearly 30 years, today is @KenRoth’s last day as Human Rights Watch’s Executive Director.

Ken has led HRW since 1993, taking HRW from a small group of regional “watch committees” to a major international human rights organization with global influence. 1/ Ken began his human rights career as a volunteer, working on nights and weekends while serving as an attorney and a federal prosecutor. He joined Human Rights Watch in 1987 as deputy director. 2/
Apr 6, 2022 11 tweets 5 min read
BREAKING @hrw & @amnesty report on abuses amounting to crimes against humanity & war crimes in Ethiopia’s Western Tigray Zone

Since November 2020, officials & Amhara security forces have engaged in a relentless campaign of ethnic cleansing to force Tigrayans from their homes🧵 Officials & #Amhara security forces in Western #Tigray have systematically expelled several hundred thousand Tigrayan civilians from their homes, using:


Unlawful killings

Sexual violence

Mass detention

Denial of humanitarian aid + more…
Apr 5, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
1/Human Rights Watch has documented several cases of Russian military forces committing laws-of-war violations against civilians in occupied areas of the Chernihiv, Kharkiv, and Kyiv regions of Ukraine. 🧵… 2/“The cases we documented amount to unspeakable, deliberate cruelty and violence against Ukrainian civilians,” says @HughAWilliamson. “Rape, murder, and other violent acts against people in the Russian forces’ custody should be investigated as war crimes.”
Apr 4, 2022 5 tweets 5 min read
Happy #RefugeeRightsDay, Canada!!! 🍁🇨🇦❤️ Image Today, on Canada's #RefugeeRightsDay, we broaden our #WelcomeToCanada campaign calling on provincial authorities to terminate their contracts with @CanBorder & stop CBSA from locking up immigration detainees in provincial jails. #NovaScotia is up next!…
Mar 23, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
This morning, a nation of girls thought they were heading to school. Upon arrival, they were told to go home.

The Taliban have reneged on promises to let girls in Afghanistan learn. Read what these girls and others have to say about the Taliban’s broken promises 🧵⬇️ “I feel really hopeless for my future. I don’t see a bright future for myself,” a schoolgirl in Kabul told @BBCYaldaHakim. “All we want is to go to school.”
Jan 13, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
In a groundbreaking verdict, a German court has convicted a former Syrian intelligence officer for crimes against humanity in Syria.

Follow our coverage:… One of the major challenges of this trial was witness protection. Several witnesses living in Germany and other European countries canceled their appearance in court out of fear for their lives and safety, or that of their families.
Jan 13, 2022 23 tweets 11 min read
Welcome to the launch event for @HRW’s 32nd annual World Report, covering the human rights situation in some 100 countries around the world.

We’re live-tweeting the presentation of our executive director @KenRoth here… #Rights2022

Live-stream: First, I would like to highlight this year’s overarching theme, as reflected in the report’s introduction.

Conventional wisdom these days is that autocracy is ascendent, democracy on the decline.

But the reality is more complex…

- @KenRoth #Rights2022
Jan 4, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
We're officially one month out from the #Beijing2022 Winter Olympics, but many sponsors and others remain silent on China's appalling rights record.

Former Australian footballer @Craig_Foster joins @Yaqiu this week on Instagram Live to discuss the Olympics' grim celebration. Graphic shows headshots of ... Join us tomorrow January 5 at 8pm Eastern/January 6 at 12pm Australian Eastern Time.

As always, follow @HumanRightsWatch on Instagram to tune in:…
Feb 19, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Back in 2016, we embarked on research about the bullying of LGBT students in Japanese schools because, while the government of Japan was a leader on LGBT issues at the United Nations and internationally, they had made very little progress here at home. Dozens of Japanese students that HRW researchers @knightktm & @MichaelBochenek interviewed told us that, in their class, it was common knowledge that they were being bullied and their teachers would never help them. Here are some Manga illustrations of their stories.
Apr 11, 2019 13 tweets 5 min read
Imagine a president being in power for 30 years… Three decades of his authoritarian rule and serious human rights abuses… and then, one day, he’s gone. THREAD on Sudan 1/13… Months of peaceful #SudanProtests finally achieved what some thought was impossible: President Omar Al-Bashir is finally out of power. But the demonstrators are right not to be satisfied with just that alone. 2/13
Jan 22, 2019 33 tweets 13 min read
Starting now in London, a deep dive into the human rights challenges in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with @hancock_steph moderating & @sarahleah1 starting off the presentations… (we’re also tweeting in Arabic at @hrw_ar ) #Rights2019

LIVE:… We are here in London though we wish we were in the Middle East. When we talk about the clamping down on independent civil society in most of the region, that’s not just domestic civil society, but international civil society as well. ~ @sarahleah1
Jan 17, 2019 58 tweets 29 min read
Starting now: The launch of our 29th annual World Report, looking at human
rights practices in more than 100 countries and giving an overall summary of the state of human rights globally. Livestream here:…
#Rights2019 Follow along in other languages, too::


Jan 18, 2018 28 tweets 15 min read
World Report launch: Human Rights Watch executive director @KenRoth making his initial presentation on “The Pushback Against the Populist Challenge”... #Rights2018 A year ago, as Donald Trump entered the White House, the global surge of authoritarian populists seemed unstoppable. - @KenRoth #Rights2018
Sep 13, 2017 9 tweets 3 min read
.@UKUN_NewYork & @SwedenUN are trying to get UNSC to break its silence on Myanmar. @rich_weir has a message for them from Bangladesh. "Tell them Rakhine State is still on fire
Sep 6, 2017 14 tweets 4 min read
Beatings, electric shocks, stress positions, and rape – Welcome to political detention in Sisi’s Egypt… The Torture Assembly Line: 9 illustrations represent a typical arrest & use of torture, which takes different forms…
Sep 6, 2017 14 tweets 4 min read
Beatings, electric shocks, stress positions, and rape – Welcome to political detention in Sisi’s Egypt… The Torture Assembly Line: 9 illustrations represent a typical arrest & use of torture, which takes different forms…