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Apparent War Crimes in Kyiv, Chernihiv Regions

(Kyiv) – Russian forces controlling much of the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions in northeastern Ukraine from late February through March 2022 subjected civilians to summary executions, torture, and other grave abuses that are apparent war crimes, Human…
Volodymyr Ivashchenko shows the basement where he sheltered in the initial days of the war, together with his wife, mother-in-law, daughter, and 3-year-old grandson, in Yahidne, April 17, 2022.
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Security Force Abuses Deepen Insecurity

(Nairobi) – Burundi’s national intelligence services, police, and ruling party youth members have killed, arbitrarily detained, tortured and harassed people suspected of belonging to opposition parties or of working with armed opposition groups, Human…
Burundi's president Evariste Ndayishimiye at the European Union-Africa Union Summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Feb. 17, 2022.
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(Kyiv, May 18, 2022) – Russian forces controlling much of the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions in northeastern Ukraine from late February through March 2022 subjected civilians to summary executions, torture, and other grave abuses that are…
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May 17, 2022 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House H-232, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Steny Hoyer House Majority Leader H-107, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable James Clyburn House Majority…
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Legacy of Slavery, Segregation, Discrimination Have Continued Impact

The tragedy and depravity of the massacre in Buffalo, New York is hard to endure, especially for Black and other marginalized communities. An 18-year-old, white gunman, motivated by white supremacist ideology, is accused of opening fire at a grocery…
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Good morning, my name is María José Gutiérrez Sánchez and I am 29 years old. I am a person with an intellectual disability and a self-advocate at CAPYS, A.C. (Center for Personal and Social Autonomy, Nonprofit Organization). Today, I want to talk…
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Honorable Authorities of Mexico, Today, I want to talk about the international obligations that our country acquired by signing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In 2006, the United Nations approved this new law which…
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My name is María Fernanda Castro, I am 29 years old. I am a self-advocate at CONFE (Mexican Confederation of Organizations Working for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities) and I represent Mexico at the Empower Us group of Inclusion International. I…
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My name is Bryan Russell Mujica, I am from Peru and I have Down syndrome. I want to share with Mexican men and women my experience in the world of politics. I started my career in 2018. My main interest was to promote inclusive education. The education…
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Honorable Representatives of Political Parties, My name is Luis Alfonso García. I am a member of a group of self-advocates determined to be trained to participate in the public life of our country. We are a group of young people with disabilities,…
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Conflating humanitarian aid and the release of Afghanistan's assets will only increase suffering.

Last August, after the Taliban took control of my country again, the harrowing image of two boys hanging and falling from a US plane evacuating Afghans circulated widely on social media. That plane embodied the difference between lives that…
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The admission by North Korean officials that an unspecified “fever” was spreading “explosively” in the country, infecting more than 1.2 million people and killing 50, was unprecedented. Yet, while the government is right to finally…
Visitors pay homage to the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il ahead of the 27th anniversary of the death of Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, North Korea, on July 7, 2021. 
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Population at Risk as Government-Declared ‘Fever’ Spreads

Last Friday, North Korean officials made an unprecedented admission regarding the country’s Covid-19 health crisis after reporting a Covid-19 case for the very first time. In a rare instance of allowing government-run media to report negative news,…
Kim Jong Un wearing a mask, during a visit to a pharmacy
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Government Needs to Allow People to Commemorate Their Loss

Every year on May 18, Sri Lankan Tamils mark Mullaivaikkal Memorial Day commemorating those who died in the civil war that ended in 2009. In recent years the authorities have sought to suppress the commemorations, issuing court orders, intimidating…
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Ensure Justice, Abolish Blasphemy Laws

A female student, Deborah Samuel, was gruesomely murdered in Nigeria’s northwestern Sokoto state last week after she was accused of blasphemy. Efforts by the authorities to identify and arrest those involved in her murder have been met with protests,…
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We, the following 32 human rights organizations, call on the Cambodian authorities to revoke the Sub-Decree on the Establishment of the National Internet Gateway (NIG). Since passage of the sub-decree on February 16, 2021, the government has yet to…
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Civilians in Burkina Faso are suffering from a range of abuses by armed Islamist groups, government security forces and militia, as the conflict in the country intensifies and widens. The government, which took power in a January 2022 coup,…
Map of Burkina Faso showing the sites of atrocities referenced in the report.
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Army, Militia Respond with Summary Executions, Enforced Disappearances

(Nairobi) – Armed Islamist groups and government security forces and militia in Burkina Faso are committing increased abuses against civilians as the conflict there intensifies and widens, Human Rights Watch said today. The Burkina Faso government,…
A government soldier walks past a group of villagers displaced by fighting in Burkina Faso’s northern Sahel region, February 3, 2020.

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