Marijuana Arrestees Do Not Become Violent Felons
November 23, 2012
In this report, Human Rights Watch offers new data indicating that people who enter the criminal justice system with an arrest for public possession of marijuana rarely commit violent crimes in the future.
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ISBN: 1-56432-956-9
Youth Sentenced to Life in Prison without Parole in California, An Update
March 1, 2012
This 28-page report draws on six years of research, interviews, and correspondence with correctional officials and youth offenders serving life without parole.
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ISBN: 1-56432-851-1
September 20, 2009

In 1991, her stepfather watched helplessly as 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard was abducted while walking to her school bus stop near their home in Northern California. It was every parent's worst nightmare.

October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014

The Honorable Jay Nixon
Office of the Governor
PO Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102

RE: Ferguson Commission Recommendations

Dear Governor Nixon:

During its Consideration of the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of the United States of America CAT 53rd Session
October 20, 2014
During its Consideration of the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of the United States of America CAT 53rd Session

 

Human Rights Watch would like to express its appreciation to the United Nations

Ferguson Unrest Shows Need for Effective Oversight, Transparency
August 20, 2014
Ferguson Unrest Shows Need for Effective Oversight, Transparency

(Ferguson) – US Attorney General Eric Holder should press state and local officials during his visit to Ferguson, Missouri, on August 20, 2014, to reform police practices to improve respect for basic rights, Human Rights Watch said today.

佛格森市骚乱显见亟需有效监督及透明性
August 20, 2014
佛格森市骚乱显见亟需有效监督及透明性

(佛格森)-人权观察今天表示,美国总检察长艾瑞克・侯德(Eric Holder)于2014年8月20日访问密苏里州佛格森市(Ferguson)时,应要求当地州政府和基层官员改革警政,以促进对基本权利的尊重。此外,侯德应支持过去十天来有助解决佛格森抗争所提警察执法和种族歧视问题的各项联邦改革。

“我们在佛格森看到的许多警察执法问题,可能也存在美国其它地方,”人权观察美国刑事司法研究员奥芭・莫拉勒斯(Alba Morales)说,她自8月17日即密切监视佛格森情势。“侯德应要求该州政府及基层官员检讨其警察执法规则和政策,不过他也应该审视联邦政府是否在某些方面加剧了当地的问题。”

Disturbios en Ferguson alertan sobre la necesidad de una supervisión efectiva y transparencia
August 20, 2014
Disturbios en Ferguson alertan sobre la necesidad de una supervisión efectiva y transparencia

(Ferguson) –El Fiscal General de Estados Unidos Eric Holder debería exigir a funcionarios del estado y autoridades locales de Ferguson, Missouri que impulsen la modificación de prácticas policiales para asegurar un mayor respeto de derechos fundamentales, señaló hoy Human Rights Watch.

August 15, 2014
August 15, 2014
Police Actions Interfere with Freedoms of Assembly, Press