Hollie Eaton

Japan’s Supreme Court Upholds Transgender Sterilisation Requirement

On Thursday, Japan’s Supreme Court unanimously upheld a controversial law that requires transgender people to undergo a sterilization procedure before they can apply to legally change their gender. The Supreme Court reasoned that even though the ruling implies a restriction on individual freedom, it is constitutional as the law is […]

Human Rights Concerns For Bahraini Footballer Held In Thailand

Human Rights Watch is one of several rights groups calling for Thailand to refrain from extraditing the Bahraini professional football player Hakeem Ali Mohammed Ali al-Araibi to his home country this week. It is feared that al-Araibi would face torture and wrongful imprisonment if he were to be deported. Hakeem […]

Alabama And West Virginia Vote To Restrict Abortion Access

During U.S. mid-term elections earlier this week, Alabama and West Virginia voted in favour of constitutional amendments that restrict women’s access to abortion. Alabama’s second amendment now declares that “this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.” It passed with an approving vote of […]

Call For Human Rights Investigation In Nicaragua

Following months of anti-government protests in Nicaragua, the Organization of American States (OAS) has called for human rights bodies to be allowed into the country to investigate alleged abuse against protesters. It is claimed that the Nicaraguan government has used torture, arbitrary arrest and unreasonable force in attempts to suppress […]

Eritrea Becomes Member Of UN Human Rights Council

Despite a much condemned human rights record, Eritrea has become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council by a vote of the General Assembly on Friday. The same vote also granted membership to Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, the Philippines and Somalia, countries which have all also drawn condemnation for […]

Amnesty International Calls On China To End Repression Of Uighur Muslims

Following claims made last month by human rights groups to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Amnesty International has unwaveringly called for China to end its repression of Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities. It is now believed that up to one million Uighur Muslims are being […]