Concentration and Abuse of Power in Chávez's Venezuela
July 17, 2012
This report documents how the accumulation of power in the executive and the erosion of human rights protections have allowed the Chávez government to intimidate, censor, and prosecute critics and perceived opponents in a wide range of cases involving the judiciary, the media, and civil society.

Human Rights Watch’s last major report on Venezuela, released in September 2008, documented how d

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ISBN: 1-56432-916-X
July 12, 2012

Iraq’s Information Crimes Law

Badly Written Provisions and Draconian Punishments Violate Due Process and Free Spee

Badly Written Provisions and Draconian Punishments Violate Due Process and Free Speech
July 12, 2012
This report analyzes Iraq's new draft law on information technology crimes. It finds that the draft law is part of a broad effort by authorities to suppress peaceful dissent by criminalizing legitimate information sharing and networking activities.
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ISBN: 1-56432-904-6
October 30, 2014
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Konstantin Zharinov at an anti-war demonstration in March 2014. His poster says: “No War!”
October 30, 2014
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Computer screen showing logos of Russian social network VKontakte on May 24, 2013.
October 4, 2014

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.

October 3, 2014

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.

Les dirigeants du Conseil de l'Europe devrait prendre des mesures à cet égard
September 30, 2014
Les dirigeants du Conseil de l'Europe devrait prendre des mesures à cet égard

(Strasbourg, le 29 septembre 2014) – La répression exercée depuis longtemps par l'Azerbaïdjan contre les voix indépendantes a atteint un seuil critique, à l'approche même de la fin de ses six mois de présidence du Conseil de l'Europe, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui.

September 29, 2014

Turkey’s Human Rights Rollback

Recommendations for Reform

Introduction
Human Righ
September 29, 2014

Türkiye'nin İnsan Hakları Alanındaki Gerilemesi ve Reform Önerileri

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