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Recent Corrections

  • Japan: Compelled Sterilization of Transgender People

    The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders removed “gender identity disorder” as a diagnosis in 2012. The organization’s name was misstated in an earlier version of this article. 

  • Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Letter to Minister Carmen Daniela Dan

    PLAN OF ACTION: TWENTY STEPS FOR A FAIR AND PREDICTABLE RESCUE SYSTEM IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

    We have corrected the online version of this advocacy document to reflect that recommendations on temporary arrangements for disembarking and relocating in Europe people rescued at sea reflect and endorse recommendations previously made by the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE).

    Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Letter to Minister Carmen Daniela Dan

    We have corrected the online version of this letter to reflect that recommendations on temporary arrangements for disembarking and relocating in Europe people rescued at sea reflect and endorse recommendations previously made by the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE).

  • An Emirati Woman’s Ordeal to Seek Protection from Abuse

    A previous version of this dispatch incorrectly stated that under the UAE’s penal code, husbands had a legal right to beat or use other forms of punishment or coercion against their wives.  However, following amendments in 2016, the UAE’s penal code no longer explicitly allows for it.

  • Victim Lands Behind Bars in Tunisia

     

    “Contrary to what Human Rights Watch reported,  the authorities arrested and prosecuted the alleged assailants along with A.F., the complainant. The court sentenced all three on February 11 to six months in prison for “sodomy” under article 230 of the penal code. It also sentenced the alleged assailants to an additional two months for robbery and violence. According to one defense lawyer, A.F. retracted his allegation of rape, both during his interrogation at the police station and during his appearance before the judge. He also denied having any sexual intercourse with the two men. The defense lawyer told Human Rights Watch that A.F. said prosecutors forced him to undergo an anal examination to determine whether he had been raped. A.F. is appealing his conviction.”  

  • No Escape from Hell

    We have corrected  the online version of this report to indicate that UNHCR evacuates asylum seekers out of Libya to Niamey, Niger.

  • China Spies on International Media in Hong Kong

    The original version of this dispatch stated that “Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, has not responded to Human Rights Watch’s letters raising these two cases.” Human Rights Watch only wrote one letter to Lam mentioning these two cases, to which her office did not reply. The corrected version now states that “Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has not responded  to Human Rights Watch concerns about the two cases.”

  • 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.

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