Since the ruling party Fidesz won its first two-third majority term in April 2010 and renewed in the April 2014 election win, it has used its supermajority in the country’s unicameral parliament to adopt far reaching legal changes including a new constitution and over 1000 laws in parliament with limited or no meaningful public consultation.
In Resolution 1728 (2010), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe recalled that:
Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to review the draft IRMA Standard for Responsible Mining. Below are recommendations based on research conducted by Human Rights Watch in various countries.
Human Rights Watch Concerns and Recommendations
This memorandum provides an overview of Human Rights Watch’s main concerns with respect to the human rights situation in Uzbekistan, submitted to the European Union External Action Service in advance of the EU-Uzbekistan Human Rights Dialogue to be held on November 18, 2014.
In Advance of its Pre-Sessional Review on Kyrgyzstan
We write in advance of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (“the Committee”) pre-sessional review of Kyrgyzstan to highlight expropriation of property in the southern city of Osh as a particular area of concern we hope to see the Committee take up as part of its examination of the Kyrgyz government’s (“the government”) implementatio
This memorandum, submitted to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (“the Committee”) ahead of its upcoming review of Kazakhstan, highlights areas of concern Human Rights Watch hopes will inform the Committee’s consideration of the Kazakh government’s (“the government”) compliance with the International Convention against Tortu
Human Rights Watch respectfully submits the following information to David Anderson QC for the Investigatory Powers Review. Firstly, we explain the need to reform UK legislation governing surveillance to bring it in line with the UK’s human rights obligations, in particular its obligations to respect and protect the right to privacy.
The recent security reversals, including the success of the Iraqi state in regaining the initiative to strike at the focuses of terror and dry up the sources of security threats, have revealed disturbed behavior from some media outlets that contravenes Iraqi laws and the international customs observed in the interest of social peace and stability.
Human Rights Watch’s September 2013 report, “Tightening the Screws: Azerbaijan’s Crackdown on Civil Society and Dissent,” documented the arrest and imprisonment of several high-ranking members of opposition political parties, numerous other government critics with large followings on social media, and