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We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ali Ajami, an exiled Iranian human rights defender and a dear colleague to many of us who focus on documenting violations of human rights in Iran. Ali, 37, was a gifted student of law at the University of…
20 November 2019 BBC Panorama / Sunday Times investigation  We write to you following the BBC Panorama and Sunday Times joint investigation which found evidence the Ministry of Defence and some elements within the Armed Forces have…

Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne, Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy. We attach a…

Human Rights Watch Submission - 2018

We write on the occasion of the Australia-Iran human rights dialogue, to be held for the first time in Tehran in August 2018. Australia should use this opportunity to raise critical human rights concerns while at the same time engaging Iranian…

Council Cross-regional Civil Society Organizations in Support of United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution to Renew Mandate of Special Rapporteur in Iran

Your Excellency, We, the undersigned cross-regional group of human rights civil society organizations, call on your government to support the resolution renewing the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the…