Memorandum to Convention on Conventional Weapons Delegates
As states party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) convene for their annual meeting in November 2014, the matter of incendiary weapons is reaching a crossroads. Ongoing use of these exceptionally cruel weapons highlights the urgent need to take steps to prevent the civilian suffering they cause.
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.
Tunisia’s legislative elections, scheduled for October 26, 2014, are a significant step in the country’s transition to democracy. Three years after its first free elections, to select a National Constituent Assembly in charge of drafting a new constitution, Tunisia has consolidated the protection of human rights in important ways.
Appel lancé par des organisations de la société civile africaine et des organisations internationales ayant une présence en Afrique
Nous, soussignées organisations africaines de la société civile et organisations internationales ayant une présence en Afrique travaillant sur les droits humains et la justice pénale, tenons à exprimer notre profonde consternation ainsi que notre opposition à l'adoption récente par les chefs d'États
We, the undersigned African civil society organisations and international organisations with a presence in Africa working on human rights and criminal justice, join together to express our deep dismay and opposition to the recent adoption by African Union (AU) member heads of states, at the 23rd AU summit, of an amendment to the Statute of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights that woul