Privacy International, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Human Rights Watch’s Statement to Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime

Emily Parkin

Privacy International, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Human Rights Watch welcome the opportunity to participate in the second session of the Ad Hoc Committee. Preliminary remarks on criminalization We have observed that, even as cybercrimes often threaten peoples’ rights, efforts to address and combat cybercrime have also given rise to risks […]

Saudi Arabia: Forthcoming Penal Code Should Protect Rights

Emily Parkin

(Beirut) – Saudi Arabia should ensure that a forthcoming penal code fully complies with international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities announced in February 2021 that justice reforms, including the country’s first written penal code for discretionary crimes – crimes whose punishments are not specified in […]

Governor Ducey Kicks Off Victims’ Rights Week With Signing Ceremonies For Two Victims’ Rights Bills

Emily Parkin

Bills Will Help Protect Arizonans From Antisemitic Crimes, Strengthen Emergency Orders Of Protection PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today held a ceremonial signing for two bills aimed at strengthening protections for Arizona crime victims. The bill signings kick off Arizona Crime Victims’ Right Week, which recognizes Arizona’s national leadership in […]

El Salvador: Sweeping New Laws Endanger Rights

Emily Parkin

(New York) – Sweeping legal amendments passed by El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly in response to gang violence violate basic due process guarantees and children’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today. On March 30 and April 5, 2022, the Legislative Assembly approved a series of gang-related measures proposed by President Nayib […]

German Employment Law and Equal Rights Gender Equality

Emily Parkin

International Women’s Day, which draws attention to women’s rights and gender equality worldwide, has been celebrated since 1911. In order to counteract any inequalities that women may face in the workforce, the German government enacted a number of important employment laws and amendments in recent years. The Second Leadership Positions […]