As night fell on December 10, people gathered in Brussels’ Grand-Place to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Around the Christmas tree in the center, the square had been illuminated blue in support of human rights.
The declaration was read out loud, and the audience occasionally burst into applause.
In the middle of the crowd there was a child looking up toward the City Hall tower from his wheelchair. I wondered what was going on in his mind as the declaration was read out.
Groups, News Sites Shut Down; Raids on Offices; Attacks on Journalists
(New York) – The government of President Daniel Ortega has begun a sweeping crackdown against the free press and activists in Nicaragua, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has shut down nine respected nongovernmental organizations and raided several of their offices.
US Should End Dangerous, Unnecessary Detention of Children and Asylum Seekers
The headline alone made my heart sink. “7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion.” I felt a wave of deep sadness, but no surprise.
L’arrestation d’un ex-chef des milices est un pas en avant
Directrice adjointe, Programme Justice internationale
Donors, Education Ministry Should Fulfill Promises
(Beirut) - The number of Syrian refugee children enrolled in school in Lebanon has stalled at the same inadequate levels as in the 2017-2018 school year, Human Rights Watch said today.