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Victims of Kenya’s Post-Election Violence in Urgent Need for Assistance

His Excellency, Mr. Motoo Noguchi Ms. Mama Koite Doumbia Ms. Alma Taso Deljković Mr. Felipe Raúl Michelini Ms. Arminka Helić Board of Directors Trust Fund for Victims International Criminal Court Po Box…
Kamene F. stands outside her house in a slum in Nairobi with her 7-year-old son born from rape.
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To: Members of the UN Security Council Dear Ambassador, We write in advance of your trip to Africa to highlight key human rights concerns we hope you will be in a position to address while in Sudan, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Sudan (Khartoum)As the Doha…
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Civil Society Letter to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of African ICC States Parties on the UN Security Council

Sent March 1, 2011 Your Excellencies, We, the undersigned organizations, urge your government to reconsider support for a United Nations Security Council deferral of investigations and prosecutions of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Kenya…
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His Excellency Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani Head of the Judiciary Islamic Republic of Iran His Excellency Abbas Jaafari Dolatabadi Tehran Prosecutor Islamic Republic of Iran Your Excellencies: We are writing to you in connection with the status…
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His Excellency Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani Head of the Judiciary Islamic Republic of Iran His Excellency Abbas Jaafari Dolatabadi Tehran Prosecutor Islamic Republic of Iran   Your Excellencies,  We are writing to you in connection with the status…
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Follow-up Letter to the European Union Foreign Ministers in Advance of a GAERC Meeting

Dear Foreign Minister, Further to our letter of April 15 this year we are writing again to urge you to adopt conclusions at the upcoming meeting of the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) expressing the urgent need for accountability…
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Letter to the European Union Foreign Ministers in Advance of a GAERC Meeting

Dear Foreign Minister: We are writing to urge you to adopt conclusions at the upcoming meeting of the General Affairs and External Relations Council (GAERC) or an EU Declaration expressing support for the establishment of a special tribunal in Kenya to…
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Open Letter to the President of the Iraqi High Tribunal

We are writing this public letter to express our concerns arising in the Anfal trial. We hope the shortcomings identified below can be rectified to bring this trial into compliance with internationally recognized fair trial standards. Fair trials are…
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Thomas Amolo Director of Political Affairs  Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Nairobi, Kenya  Dear Mr. Amolo, Human Rights Watch's research has found that the governments of Kenya, Ethiopia, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, and the United…
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Letter to President Bush

President George W. Bush The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: Nearly a year ago, on June 26, 2003, you reaffirmed the U.S. government’s commitment to respect international prohibitions not only of torture but also of cruel, inhuman…
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Directors urge immediate action to end abuse of detainees in Iraq and elsewhere

The executive directors of leading human rights organizations have written to President about the ill-treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay. Incidents of abuse have been reported in these locations over many…
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We are writing you with regard to several incidents in Iraq involving actions by United States forces that appear to violate the 1949 Geneva Conventions. The most recent of these incidents was reported in an Associated Press dispatch of January 3, 2004.…