In Final Talks, Western Governments Should Agree to Include Prevention, Treatment
January 10, 2013
In Final Talks, Western Governments Should Agree to Include Prevention, Treatment

A proposed international treaty to address the damaging effects of mercury should include specific provisions to protect the health of children and other vulnerable populations, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments are to meet in Geneva beginning January 13, 2013, for a fifth and final round of talks for the treaty.

October 9, 2012

Toxic Tanneries

The Health Repercussions of Bangladesh’s Hazaribagh Leather

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The Health Repercussions of Bangladesh’s Hazaribagh Leather
October 9, 2012
This report documents an occupational health and safety crisis among tannery workers, both men and women, including skin diseases and respiratory illnesses caused by exposure to tanning chemicals, and limb amputations caused by accidents in dangerous tannery machinery.
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ISBN: 1-56432-950-X
Arbitrary Detention, Physical Abuse, and Suicide inside a Lao Drug Detention Center
October 11, 2011
This report examines conditions in the Somsanga Treatment and Rehabilitation Center, which has received a decade of international support from the United States, the United Nations, and other donors. Detainees are held without due process, and many are locked in cells inside barbed wire compounds.
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ISBN: 1-56432-821-X
October 11, 2011

Somsanga’s Secrets

Arbitrary Detention, Physical Abuse, and Suicide inside a Lao Drug Detention Center

August 30, 2011

“Nobody Remembers Us”

Failure to Protect Women’s and Girls’ Right to Health and Security in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Le droit des femmes et des filles à la santé et à la sécurité n’est pas protégé dans l’Haïti de l’après-séisme
August 30, 2011
August 30, 2011

« Personne ne se souvient de nous » 

Le droit des femmes et des filles à la santé et à la sécurité n’est pas

January 27, 2010

They had been beaten, whipped, shocked with electric batons and even raped. Food was scarce and forced labor common. Cambodians who have spent time in the country's drug detention centers described these outrageous abuses and horrible conditions, and more.

June 19, 2009

Mr. Lee Seong-Taek

Investigator

Anti-Discrimination Division

National Human Rights Commission of Korea

Dear Mr. Lee: