“Break Their Lineage, Break Their Roots” China’s Crimes against Humanity Targeting Uyghurs and Other Turkic Muslims

In May 2014, the Chinese government launched the “Strike Hard Campaign against Violent Terrorism” (严厉打击暴力恐怖活动专项行动) in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang or XUAR) against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims. …

“How Can We Work Without Wages?” Salary Abuses Facing Migrant Workers Ahead of Qatar’s FIFA World Cup 2022

“When “Henry,” a Kenyan man, received the complete list of required documents that allowed him to work in Qatar, he thought all his prayers had been answered. To secure a …

Ukraine: Draft Law Threatens Trade Union Rights

Ukraine’s parliament is considering draft amendments to the country’s trade union law that, if adopted, would impose serious and unjustified restrictions on workers’ rights to freedom of association, Human Rights …

FASHION’S NEXT TREND Accelerating Supply Chain Transparency in the Apparel and Footwear Industry

Transparency about supply chains in the garment and footwear industry is a rapidly growing trend. The complex network of global suppliers that apparel and footwear companies use to produce their …

When We’re Dead and Buried, Our Bones Will Keep Hurting:” Workers’ Rights Under Threat in US Meat and Poultry Plants

“If you buy beef, pork, or chicken anywhere in the United States—whether from a grocery store, fast-food chain, or restaurant—you are likely buying it from a company included in the …

“You Pray for Death” Trafficking of Women and Girls in Nigeria

When she was 18 in 2013, Adaura C. met a woman who promised her a job earning 150,000 naira (US$414) as a domestic worker in Libya. Adaura agreed, and the …

No Year without Deaths – A Decade of Deregulation Puts Georgian Miners at Risk

“Mikheil, a miner for 35 years, died along with three other miners on July 16, 2018, in an underground explosion in the Tkibuli coal mine, in Imereti, Georgia. He was …

“Paying for a Bus Ticket and Expecting to Fly” How Apparel Brand Purchasing Practices Drive Labor Abuses

This report is based largely on interviews with garment suppliers, social compliance auditors, and garment industry experts, including those with at least a decade’s experience sourcing for numerous global brands; …

Tobacco’s Hidden Children: Hazardous Child Labor in United States Tobacco Farming

Human Rights Watch findings set out in this report, show that no child under age 18 should be permitted to perform work in which they come into direct contact with tobacco …

A Bitter Harvest: Child Labor and Human Rights Abuses on Tobacco Farms in Zimbabwe

Human Rights Watch research in 2016 and 2017 into conditions on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe revealed an industry tainted by child labor and confronted by other serious human rights problems …

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