human rights violations
Since the beginning of the conflict in the Lake Chad Basin region in 2009, thousands of men and boys have been killed, captured or arbitrarily arrested in north-eastern Nigeria. These tragic stories are unfolding away from the headlines, as the crisis continues to affect thousands of people. Learn more and help us provide life-saving support to those who need it most.
The shutdown of the Western Balkans route to Europe has left thousands of migrants and refugees stuck in limbo and facing an uncertain future. Rather than being places of safety, Balkans countries have failed to offer them protection and dignity, instead subjecting them to violence and intimidation.
Oxfam is deeply concerned about the worsening levels of violence, murder and repression against the men and women defending human rights in Latin America. This situation is linked to an economic model that fosters extreme inequality and has a negative impact on people’s basic rights.
Refugees and migrants arriving in Europe through Bulgaria are claiming to have been abused by the country’s law enforcement officials.
It is shameful that members of the Human Rights Council prioritized perceived geo-strategic interests above the need for accountability and failed today to establish an international independent mechanism to investigate breaches of these laws.
The International Finance Corporation has little accountability for billions of dollars’ worth of investments into banks, hedge funds and other financial intermediaries, resulting in projects that are causing human rights abuses around the world.
The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty will "enter-into-force" and become international law on December 24, 2014.