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Recent Corrections

  • December 14, 2021

    The Hungary chapter of the 2022 World Report has been corrected to clarify three points: 1) the May 2020 law adopted in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic gives authorities power to declare future health emergencies, which would allow to it issue decrees on public health matters without oversight. 2) The limitation on adoption introduced in December 2020 restricting it in most cases to married couples was made by a law, while the language stigmatizing transgender people was contained in a constitutional amendment. 3) The Hungarian law requiring organizations to declare if they receive foreign funding and another law criminalizing assistance to asylum seekers and migrants are the subject of separate rulings by the EU Court of Justice.

  • December 14, 2021

    4/11/2022: This chapter has been updated to reflect the correct year (2021) in which an average of 13,678 Palestinians crossed the Rafah crossing monthly.

  • December 13, 2021

    Correction (January 18, 2022): A sentence in this chapter was updated to more accurately reflect the status of the ongoing legal case against Azat Isakov.

  • December 13, 2021

    This chapter has been edited to correctly reflect the date of Alexandre Lashkarava’s death.

  • December 8, 2021

    The list of signatories was updated at 1:30 pm EST on Thursday, December 9.

  • November 30, 2021

    This dispatch has been corrected to clarify that the group fighting the Myanmar military is an anti-junta militia.

  • November 22, 2021

    11/22/2021:

    This statement has been corrected by deleting a duplicate name in the list of signatories, bringing the number of signatories to 45.

  • November 19, 2021

    Correction (January 26, 2022): A few sentences in this chapter were updated to reflect the political orientation of the Rachad movement more accurately.

  • November 17, 2021

    Correction: An earlier version stated that Nessma and Al-Quran al-Kareem were closed on October 11. While the order first came on the 11th, this piece has been updated to reflect that the actual closure occurred on October 27.

  • November 9, 2021

    This version of the letter has been updated to reflect that the US indicated that the multi-state energy deal with the Syrian government fell under existing humanitarian exemptions to the Caesar Civilian Protection Act. It also clarifies Human Rights Watch’s concern that US support for the deal was framed in a way that signaled renewed multilateral engagement with the Syrian government without any efforts to increase accountability.