September 23, 2014

The Open Society Justice Initiative and Human Rights Watch urge the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe to stress in his upcoming report on France the urgent need to put in place effective measures to address ethnic profiling.

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July 2, 2014

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.

June 23, 2014

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

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Nécessité d’un nouveau mécanisme juridique pour traduire les responsables en justice
June 10, 2014
Nécessité d’un nouveau mécanisme juridique pour traduire les responsables en justice

New Judicial Mechanism Needed to Bring Perpetrators to Justice
June 10, 2014
New Judicial Mechanism Needed to Bring Perpetrators to Justice

Introduction

Horrific levels of rape and other forms of sexual violence have plagued eastern Democratic Republic of Congo for almost two decades. Tens of thousands of women, girls, men, and boys have been raped and otherwise sexually abused. The exact number of victims is unknown.

Submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee in advance of its Pre-Sessional Review of France
June 5, 2014
Submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee in advance of its Pre-Sessional Review of France

Human Rights Watch welcomes the upcoming review of France by the Human Rights Committee. This briefing provides an overview of our main concerns with regard to France’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

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Submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee on the occasion of its Pre-Sessional Review of Russia
May 20, 2014
Submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee on the occasion of its Pre-Sessional Review of Russia

This memorandum provides an overview of Human Rights Watch’s principal concerns with respect to the human rights situation in Russia, submitted to the Human Rights Committee (“the Committee”) in advance of its upcoming pre-sessional review of this country.

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Integrating Human Rights in the Olympic Movement
April 11, 2014
Integrating Human Rights in the Olympic Movement

Human Rights Watch is submitting this document in response to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach’s call for outside contributions to the debate on the future of the Olympic Movement (

April 7, 2014

La République démocratique du Congo a été en proie à des cycles répétés de violence et d’attaques contre les civils depuis plus de vingt ans, en particulier dans ’l'est du pays.