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Human Rights Watch


The false fear of autonomous weapons

Last month, Human Rights Watch raised eyebrows with a provocatively titled report about autonomous weaponry that can select targets and fire at them without human input. “Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots,” blasts the headline, and argues that autonomous weapons will increase the danger to civilians in conflict. In this report, HRW urges the [...]


What to do about Syria? The brutality continues, even as the world spotlight fades

Human Rights Watch said this week that more than 3,500 people have been killed in Syria. The brutality against civilians has only worsened, but the world can’t seem to agree on what to do about it.


Seeing ‘conspiracy’ in protests, Syrian regime intensifies its brutal crackdown

The Syrian regime released a jailed American blogger, but its intimidation tactics — fueled by paranoia — appeared to be working, analysts said.


Human Rights Watch in Libya

The organization’s special crisis adviser discusses the situation inside the country and prospects for the future.

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