Paul Aufiero, Human Rights Watch

Paul Aufiero

Human Rights Watch

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Past articles by Paul:

Top Human Rights News of 2021

As in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic continued to dominate headlines in 2021, and we continued to cover the response from governments around the world, some of which used restrictions in the name of p → Read More

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Trending rights tweets this week: Crimes against humanity in Myanmar; Belarusian Olympic athlete seeks asylum after government orders her home; awaiting answers one year after the Beirut blast; and a note on what it means to care about human rights. → Read More

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Trending rights tweets: The Myanmar junta's brutality is on full display as Belarus' dictator defends it on the world stage; a Romani man dies after Czech police kneel on his neck; Chinese authorities assault basic rights in Hong Kong; and it's Pride weekend - remember that we don't all win until #LoveWins. → Read More

Top Human Rights News of 2020

As we look back at the news of 2020, much of our reporting was centered on the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on human rights. → Read More

Witness: How One Woman with a Disability Builds a Life in Gaza

Doaa, who was born with a physical disability and uses a wheelchair or an electric mobility scooter to move around, has a supportive family. She even became the first in her family to travel abroad. But back home in Gaza, life has been increasingly difficult. → Read More

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Trending rights tweets this week: China arrests Hong Kong student leader and bans other pro-democracy activists from running in elections under abusive security law; President Trump decries free speech on Twitter; highlighting China's persecution of Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang. → Read More

Top Human Rights News of the Decade

As the world heads into 2020, we are looking back at some of the human rights news stories that shaped our conversations over the past decade. From the Philippines' murderous "war on drugs" to protecting sex workers in South Africa, here are the ten most read stories and topics this decade. → Read More

The Top Human Rights News Stories of 2018

Arrested for telling a joke in Russia; India mulls a sex offender database; US discrimination against LGBT people; and the Philippines' deadly "war on drugs." These were some of the stories to top the list of our most-read stories in 2018. Read the full Top 10 and catch up on some of the news you might have missed this year. → Read More

The Rights Weekender

In this week's Rights Weekender: Act Now and stand with the people of Venezuela, who are suffering a heartbreaking humanitarian and human rights crisis; horrific reporting comes from Yemen as HRW learns of widespread abuse of detained migrants; LGBT people from the Middle East & North Africa share their stories; and more... → Read More

The Rights Weekender

The Rights Weekender: A Jehovah's Witness faces 10 years in prison in Russia for being a member of an "extremist organization"; protesters shot at Gaza demonstrations; rule of law under attack in Poland; more... → Read More

The Rights Weekender

The Rights Weekender: The consequences of extreme abortion laws in Paraguay; the aftermath of a devastating fire in Russia; and Turkey's Afrin social media crackdown. → Read More

The Rights Weekender

Turkey deports Syrians back to a warzone; Take action and tell jewelers to come clean; and read the stories of asylum seekers trapped on the Greek islands...Catch up on human rights news from the week with The Rights Weekender. → Read More

The Rights Weekender

The Rights Weekender: Detention and abuse at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Saudi Arabia; asking big jewelry where its gold and diamonds come from; Philippines' President Duterte tries to run from justice... → Read More

The Rights Weekender

The Rights Weekender: Licensing LGBT discrimination in the US; Rohingya villages cleared in Burma; a campaign asking big jewelry companies to come clean on their sources... → Read More

The Rights Weekender

Busy week? Catch up with The Rights Weekender. → Read More

The Rights Weekender

This week: Join our campaign to stop open burning of waste in Lebanon and help save lives. We need 10,000 signatures and we're almost there! Plus, our World Report 2018 is out. Now is a good time to get a comprehensive look at the human rights situation in your country. → Read More

The Rights Weekender

Catching up with The Rights Weekender: The US government's powers of surveillance and the evidence they can use against you - that you don't even know about; LGBT people in Ghana face discrimination and violence; kids in Syria are being killed as bombing intensifies; and a human rights defender in Chechnya is in jail. This and more... → Read More

2017 in Human Rights News

From Russia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma to the United States, this is what you were reading in 2017. → Read More

The Rights Weekender

In The Rights Weekender: Authorities in a minority region in China are collecting DNA from millions - and even more disturbing, it's doing it under the guise of free healthcare. Plus, winter is coming to the Greek islands and thousands of asylum seekers are stuck in worsening conditions. We have a campaign that needs your help to get these people out of the cold. → Read More

The Rights Weekender

Today in the Rights Weekender: The Philippines' brutal 'war on drugs' has claimed more than 12,000 lives and we have the latest; the long arm of Ethiopia's spy network; Trump's devastating immigration policy is ripping families apart in the US; plus more... → Read More