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Recent Corrections

  • An earlier version of this press release stated this visit is President Xi Jinping’s first visit to the United States since 2015. Xi made a visit to former President Trump at Mar-a-Lago in 2017.

  • 11/7/23: On October 23, TotalEnergies (TE) wrote to Human Rights Watch (HRW) in response to HRW's October 6 letter. An earlier version of the report included HRW's October 6 letter in Annex A, but by error/due to an oversight it did not include TE's October 23 letter. TE's letter, as well as its "Statement on Human Rights Defender," is now included in the report's Annex B.

  • Update 10/25/2023: This news release has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Adva Gutman-Tirosh’s name and to indicate that Tom Louk is a woman. 

  • 10/10/2023: This news release has been updated to reflect that the Tunisian National Guard expelled migrants between September 18 and 20. 

  • The press release has been corrected to indicate a more exhaustive list of international actors.

  • Correction 9/27/2023: This dispatch has been updated to reflect that the correct amount of US military assistance that would be withheld from Egypt under the Child Soldiers Prevention Act absent a presidential waiver is at least US$1.3 billion.

  • This report has been updated to reflect that the Al Hassan case before the International Criminal Court is the first case in which the court charged the crime against humanity of gender persecution, but not the only case. 

  • 9/7/2023: An earlier version of this news release stated that Lebanon accepted recommendations to repeal article 534 during its Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council in 2021, which has been corrected to reflect that Lebanon did not accept such recommendations.

  • 8/29/2023: This news release has been updated to reflect the updated spelling of the al-Nawwariyyah neighborhood. 

  • An earlier version of this dispatch stated that the humanitarian visas were allocated by the Australian federal government in 2021, which has been corrected to reflect that the visas were allocated in 2022.