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To the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Human Rights Watch makes this submission in response to the request for contributions for your study on the rights of the Indigenous child. This submission is based on research conducted by Human Rights Watch in Australia, Canada, Colombia, Indonesia, New…
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Interception of Rusesabagina’s Attorney/Client Communications Raises Concerns

Click to expand Image Paul Rusesabagina, a prominent government critic,…
Paul Rusesabagina, a prominent government critic, attends a court hearing in Kigali, Rwanda on February 26, 2021. Rwanda’s High Court Chamber for International and Cross-border Crimes ruled that it has jurisdiction to try him.
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Myanmar’s security forces continued their brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters today, firing stun grenades to disperse protesters, as foreign ministers of neighbouring countries were due to hold talks…
A protester flashes the three-fingered salute in front of police in Mandalay, Myanmar, February 20, 2021.
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Brief of Human Rights Watch and Alianzas Americas as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners

INTEREST OF AMICI[1] Amici are organizations with extensive expertise regarding the risks of death and serious harm faced by Salvadoran nationals who have migrated to the United States and have been compelled to return to El Salvador, as well as the…
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Stop Military Arrests of Civilians, Investigate Abuses

UPDATE: On February 23 Sudan announced it had passed laws ratifying both International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance and the United Nations Convention against Torture. Human Rights Watch urges the government to…
Protesters gather demanding the closure of the headquarters of Rapid Support Forces in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, January 14, 2021.
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(Washington, DC, February 11, 2020) – The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, on February…
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The security forces in Myanmar have killed at least 18 people yesterday during 'bloody Sunday', as the junta escalates its crackdown against peaceful protests all over the country…
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Trending rights tweets this week: A pregnant woman in Greece who set herself on fire is charged with arson;  A dangerous escalation in Myanmar as police open fire on protesters in Mandalay, killing two and wounding more than 40; gunmen in Nigeria abduct…