It is the government’s responsibility to make the electoral process accessible, including by providing information in simplified language, visual aids, and oral instructions, so all citizens — whether they have a disability or not — can make an informed choice.
Political considerations should not be allowed to obstruct a full investigation and possible prosecution of a senior ruling party politician by Cambodian authorities in connection with a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident.
We are writing to you on the eve of your upcoming visit to Beijing to encourage you to raise the case of former PEN President and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo with your counterparts, pressing them to release Liu Xiaobo from prison, as well as his wife, fellow poet and artist Liu Xia, from extralegal house arrest.
The prosecutor’s office of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should expedite its preliminary inquiry on grave international crimes committed in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said today. In its November 2013 Report on Preliminary Examination Activities, the ICC prosecutor’s office found that “[W]ar crimes and crimes against humanity were and continue to be committed in Afghanistan,” and that it would examine whether the government was taking sufficient action to investigate and prosecute these crimes.