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Factory workers ultimately pay the price for clothing brands seeking cheap and fast manufacturing, a report says. To satisfy consumers wanting cheap clothing, many brands undermine efforts to create safe working conditions. […] Read More

Immigrant women and children detained along the U.S.-Mexico border are regularly housed in cells with conditions that do not meet the policy standards of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report found. HRW’s interviews with 110 women and children who had been detained revealed that CBP holding cells often […] Read More

The global jewelry industry relies on complex supply chains that hide worker exploitation, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released in January. “Jewelers and watchmakers typically rely on complex supply chains to produce each piece of jewelry or watch,” the report stated. “By the time a piece of jewelry is offered for sale, […] Read More

Many U.S. nursing home residents with a form of dementia are being medicated without informed consent, according to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Feb. 5. While the American Psychiatric Association (APA) recommends antipsychotic drugs only in limited circumstances, they are regularly administered in assisted living facilities to residents with dementia in […] Read More

Religious liberty restrictions were passed by the parliament of Burma (also known as Myanmar) on Aug. 21. The legislation, set forth by Buddhist monks and first drafted in late May, would increase government control over religious conversion. The proposal was initiated at the urging of a Buddhist organization connected to the 969 movement, the U.S. […] Read More

A respected human-rights organization said some of Israel’s indiscriminate attacks in Lebanon constitute war crimes and cannot be excused by blaming Hezbollah. “Israeli forces have systematically failed to distinguish between combatants and civilians in their military campaign against Hezbollah in Lebanon,” Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday. The organization found that “the […] Read More

Afghanistan, Burma, China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea and Vietnam were listed as the worst violators of religious freedom, according to the U.S. State Department’s 2001 International Religious Freedom Report. These totalitarian or authoritarian regimes sought to control religious thought and practice. Religious groups were seen as enemies of the state, according to the report. The […] Read More