police brutality

Anti-mining resistance repressed in El Estor

Mayan Q’eqchis communities demand to be consulted. Government decrees state of siege and defends interests of Russian-Swiss corporation. As of 24 October, a state of siege has been in effect in the northeastern municipality of El Estor, Izabal, for a…

‘Let This Be a Turning Point’: Chauvin Conviction Sparks Calls for ‘True Justice’

“This verdict is not a substitute for policy change.” This is accountability, but not justice—that was a widely shared sentiment after a jury in Minnesota on Tuesday found Derek Chauvin, a white former police officer, guilty of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, in Minneapolis…

What the international press did not understand about the demonstrations in Peru

What happened in Peru was not ‘just another emergency’ As a Peruvian living in Germany, the main way for me to find out what was going on in Peru was through Peruvian social networks and the Peruvian press. The coverage…

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

Following weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality, led by young Nigerians who complain of being targeted by the police, Adejuwon Soyinka asked Oludayo Tade, a sociologist, to help us understand what it feels like being a young Nigerian living…

Wisconsin Calls in National Guard as Protests Intensify over Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers called in the National Guard Monday as protests continued in Kenosha for a second night following the police shooting on Sunday of Jacob Blake, an unarmed 29-year-old Black man. An officer shot Blake seven times in…

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Trending rights tweets this week: Srebrenica 25 years on; new ICE regulations are devastating for some international students in the US; disastrous new terrorism law in the Philippines; and HRW invites you to an inspiring evening filled with special guests, performances,…

June 2020, a month of #BLM in Japan

Nationwide protests oppose police brutality and support Black lives Black Lives Matter rallies and marches were held in cities across Japan throughout June, as part of a global display of solidarity with demonstrators in the United States and other countries.…

“They” Are Not Nameless

Many across the world have viewed media images of mass protests and demonstrations in collective and individual exasperation at the [yet another] filmed, deliberate, senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The millions of people who have exercised their…

Minneapolis Protests at Epicenter of Nationwide Uprising Met with More Police Violence

Protests erupted across the United States as people continued to take to the streets over the weekend following the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd by white police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis. Curfews have been enacted in at least 40…

Awaiting Justice

By Gabriella Callender The American conscience has cancer. Another Black man is killed in America by the hands of the police while we despairingly await justice. How can justice ever really be served in an America that was built on…

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