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Recent Corrections

  • Syria

    The chapter was amended to clarify that while France supports humanitarian and rehabilitation efforts in Syria, it has not opened a humanitarian office in Damascus. 

  • Cameroon

    The original version of this World Report chapter incorrectly mentioned three Anglophone regions in Cameroon. There are two Anglophone regions in the country and a correction was made to reflect this.

  • Lebanon: Deportation Threat for Sudan Refugees

    November 26, 2018: A previous version of this joint release incorrectly stated that the number of non-Syrian refugees deported by General Security during 2018 was eight. The actual number of non-Syrian refugees deported by General Security during 2018 is seven.

  • Lebanon: No Action to Enforce New Waste Law

    18 October 2018: An earlier version of this press release misspelled the name of the Qabrikha Deputy Mayor. The current version has been updated with the correct spelling.

  • Yemen: Coalition Bus Bombing Apparent War Crime

    This news release has been corrected to ammend the number of adults killed and wounded in the market for whom Human Rights Watch had documented full identifying information. The number of people who were killed and whose information we documented remains the same, at 34.

  • Pakistan: Ensure Ahmadi Voting Rights

    On June 28, 2018, Human Rights Watch published a press release entitled, “Pakistan: Ensure Ahmadi Voting Rights” ( We regret that due to an editing error the press release reproduced passages without attribution in the law review article by Amjad Mahmood Khan, entitled, “Persecution of the Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan: An Analysis Under International Law and International Relations,” published in the Harvard Human Rights Journal in 2003. Human Rights Watch cited this article in its 2005 report, “Breach of Faith: Persecution of the Ahmadiyya Community in Bangladesh,” but when the passage was reproduced for the June 28 press release the footnote was not included.