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Submission to the plenary session on Pakistan

Human Rights Watch has documented numerous child rights violations in Pakistan in recent years. This submission relates to Articles 2, 6, 8, 19, 20, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 38, and 40 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. In…
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Letter to Congressional Leaders

Brasília, June 9, 2015   Renan Calheiros Senator, President of the Federal Senate of Brazil   Andre Moura, Federal Deputy, President of the Chamber of Deputies Special Commission on PEC 171…
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November 15, 2013 Dear Senator: The undersigned human rights and civil liberties groups strongly urge you to support the Guantanamo Bay detainee transfer provisions included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal…
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Letter to North Carolina Senators

Human Rights Watch wrote to urge the North Carolina Senate to pass House Bill 585, which would bring all correctional and juvenile facilities in the state into compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The text of the letter is below…
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President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC, 20500 Re: Concern about hunger strike and stalled efforts to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Dear President Obama…
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Letter to Florida Senator Greg Evers

Senator Greg Evers Chair, Senate Criminal Justice Committee 440 S. Monroe Street 412 Knott Building Tallahassee, FL 32301 Re: Senate Bill 1350 Dear Senator Evers: Human Rights Watch urges the Senate Criminal Justice Committee to oppose Senate Bill (SB…
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Letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett

On October 19, 2012, Human Rights Watch wrote to Governor Corbett and urged him to veto Senate Bill 850, which would maintain life without parole sentences as an option for child offenders. The text of the letter is below. -------- The Honorable Tom…
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In California, “life without parole” means just that – it is a sentence to die in prison. The United States is the only country in the world to impose this sentence on youth 17-years-old or younger, ignoring the ability of young people to grow and change…