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Recent Corrections

  • An earlier version of this Dispatch misstated the spelling of Basille Marie Longchamp’s surname. The Dispatch has been changed to reflect this.

  • An earlier version of this news release misidentified the House Judiciary Committee member who suggested a need to view claims about the constitutionality of Section 702 with skepticism. The news release has been changed to reflect this.

  • According to World Vision, “The government has a list of 260 families wanting to adopt children.” An earlier version was unclear about which structure manages the list of families. 

  • The February 17, 2017 report incorrectly stated that there was no procedure in place to allow people to apply for an emergency e-pass if it is needed for family emergency or other extraordinary situations, however this only pertains to medical emergency or other extraordinary situations. Additionally, the crossing points are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the summer, instead of closing at 10 p.m. 

  • An earlier version of this news release misstated the calendar year for the Setara Institute’s documentation of incidents of violence linked to the FPI. The news release has been changed to reflect this.


  • A January 27, 2017 dispatch incorrectly stated that under a revised protocol transgender people in Ukraine would be required to get a divorce and to submit to observation by a sexologist for a period of one year to determine their degree of “social adaptation.”

  • This press release has been corrected to update Cuba’s MDG status. 

  • The title for Nicolin Christian, attaché in the litigation and legal support office of the Belgian Interior Ministry’s Public Federal Services, has been corrected on Page 53 of the report in English, Page 65 in Dutch and Page 63 in French. An earlier version of the report incorrectly referred to him as director of the Belgian federal police litigation and legal support office.

  • This press release was corrected after publication to note that the Dubs amendment was adopted in May, not in July.

  • A correction has been made to page 67 of the report in order to more accurately reflect Human Rights Watch’s data analysis. The updated version includes the sentence, "Based on these extrapolations, the data suggests that in Texas in 2015, over 78 percent of people sentenced to incarceration for felony drug possession in Texas were convicted of a state jail felony." An earlier version of the report stated: "Based on these extrapolations, the data suggests that in Texas in 2015, over 78 percent of defendants convicted of felony drug possession were sentenced to incarceration for a state jail felony.”

    A correction has been made to page 147 of the report. An earlier version incorrectly referred to Senator Rand Paul as a senator from Wyoming rather than Kentucky. The report has been changed to reflect this.