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Summary Historically, when children with atypical sex characteristics were born in the United States, the people around them—parents and doctors—made their best guess and assigned the child a sex. Parents then reared them per social gender norms.…
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Summary Reader Advisory: This report contains graphic descriptions of traumatic experiences, often affecting children. Intersex people in the United States are subjected to medical practices that can inflict irreversible physical and psychological…
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Branded for Life Florida’s Prosecution of Children as Adults under its “Direct File” Statute Summary Recommendations To the Florida Legislature To Elected State…
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Raised on the Registry The Irreparable Harm of Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries in the US Summary A Policy Based on a Misconception Long-Term Impact on Youth…
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Summary Being in isolation to me felt like I was on an island all alone[,] dying a slow death from the inside out. —Letter from Kyle B. (pseudonym), from California to Human Rights…
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Summary During a protest in Turkey in 2010, two students unfurled a banner that read, “We want free education, we will get it.” For this act and participation in other non-violent political …
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I. Youth Sentenced to Die in California Prisons When I die, that’s when they’ll send me home. —Charles T., sentenced to life in prison…
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Against All Odds Prison Conditions for Youth Offenders Serving Life without Parole Sentences in the United States Summary Recommendations To the President of the United States To the United States Congress To State and…
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Getting Away with Torture The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees Summary Recommendations I. Background: Official Sanction for Crimes against Detainees II.…
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No Equal Justice The Prison Litigation Reform Act in the United States I. Summary II. Recommendations III. Incarceration in the United States IV. Enactment of the Prison Litigation Reform Act V. The…
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No Direction Home Returns from Guantanamo to Yemen Summary Recommendations To the Government of the United States To the Government of Yemen To the League of Arab States, Member States of the European…
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"When I Die, They'll Send Me Home" Youth Sentenced to Life without Parole in California Summary Methodology Recommendations To the Governor of California To the California State Legislature To State and…
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Acknowledgements Human Rights Watch would like to thank all of the survivors of sexual violence, former offenders and their families, social workers, advocates, law enforcement officials, and attorneys who shared their…
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Custody and Control Conditions of Confinement in New York's Juvenile Prisons for Girls Glossary Summary Recommendations To the Governor of New York and the Commissioner of the Office of Children and Family…
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I. Summary I'm a former cop. I'm a true believer in law and order. But my son was a child when this happened. He wasn't thinking like an adult, and he wasn't an adult  . . . how is it that the law can treat him as if he is…
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Across Colorado, residents are beginning to question whether children who commit a crime before the age of eighteen should ever be sentenced to life without parole. Historically, this harshest of prison sentences was restricted to adults. But as the…