Human Rights Watch supports the new rules announced by US President Barack Obama on January 14, 2011, which will allow religious, educational, and other civil society groups from the United States to travel to Cuba. The new regulations will also permit Americans to send remittances to assist Cuban citizens.
Committee Hearing on "Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act"
The Honorable Collin C. Peterson
Chairman, U.S. House Committee on Agriculture
1301 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Mr. Chairman,
Committee Hearing on “Is it Time to Lift the Ban on Travel to Cuba?”
Statements by Human Rights Watch, Global Rights, and TIP-Nigeria to the Nigerian National Assembly
1) Global Rights and Human Rights Watch
2) The Independent Project for Equal Rights (TIP) - Nigeria
March 27, 2015
Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous
substances and wastes
Sustainable Human Development Section
Special Procedures Branch
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Dear Mr. Tuncak,
This submission highlights areas of concern that Human Rights Watch hopes will inform the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s consideration of the Croatian government’s compliance with International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
A Proposal for a Robust Global Review Mechanism
Member States, UN agencies, and civil society organizations are channelling unprecedented resources and energy towards a new sustainable development agenda that aims to lift billions out of poverty and deprivation, while realizing their human rights, protecting our environment and creating a more just and equitable world.
Would Impose Transparency, Curb Abuse, Protect Rights of Poor
(New York) – A bill passed today by Georgia’s House of Representatives includes important and far-reaching reforms of the state’s abuse-ridden for-profit probation industry, Human Rights Watch, the national American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU of GA) said today.
Updated to February 19, 2015
This updated memorandum provides an overview of Human Rights Watch’s concerns with respect to the current human rights situation in Cambodia, based on the organization's research in the country. It is submitted to the Human Rights Committee in advance of its upcoming pre-sessional review of that country.
On March 3rd, 2015, Human Rights Watch sent this written statement to the Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group, an interagency group which will provide recommendations to President Barack Obama regarding actions that can be taken to improve the provision of Federal support for the acquisition of controlled equipment by law enforcement agencies.