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Summary When Cecilia P., a 36-year-old woman from Venezuela, arrived in the Mexican town of Nogales in November 2019 with her 13-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son, she went to the border crossing to the United States and tried to apply for asylum.…
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Summary When I go to school on the bus, I ask to use a diaper because I cannot hold the urge to urinate. My mother says that if I wet my clothes, she will punish me and not allow me to go to school, the only place I go besides home. I really don’t…
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  Summary Jail Ogaden is unthinkable. From the moment you are put there until the moment you are released, you do not know if you are alive or dead. You are tortured and humiliated day and night, you are starved, [and] you…
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Summary United States immigration authorities routinely detain men, women, and children, including infants, in frigid holding cells, sometimes for days, when they are taken into custody at or near the US border with Mexico. Migrants and…
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Summary On October 2, 2016 scores of people, possibly hundreds, died at the annual Irreecha cultural festival of Ethiopia’s ethnic Oromo people, following a stampede triggered by security forces’ use of teargas and discharge of firearms in response…
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Summary State security forces in Ethiopia have used excessive and lethal force against largely peaceful protests that have swept through Oromia, the country’s largest region, since November 2015. Over 400 people are estimated to have…
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Summary Gang violence has plagued Central America’s “Northern Triangle” countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras for more than a decade. Children are particularly targeted by gangs in these three countries. In Honduras, for example, over 400…
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Summary Climate change is here with us. We cannot stop it. The only way is to see how to work around it. -- Peter Ekai Lokoel, Deputy Governor Turkana, September 2014 Over the past century, the average annual temperature on earth has…
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Care When There Is No Cure Ensuring the Right to Palliative Care in Mexico Summary Recommendations Finalize Legal Base and Interpretation of the Law Develop Models of Care…
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“They Know Everything We Do” Telecom and Internet Surveillance in Ethiopia Summary Recommendations To the Government of Ethiopia To International Technology and…
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Summary “One [police officer] hit me on the back of my head with a long black stick and blindfolded me. They took me to their office. These were interrogators…. They slapped me on…
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Map: States Where Human Rights Watch Documented Disappearances Executive Summary When…
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Summary Located in southern Ethiopia the Lower Omo Valley is one of the most remote and culturally diverse places in East Africa and amongst the most unique ecological areas in the world. Believed to have been a crossroads for…
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; Glossary of Abbreviations AAAS   American Association for the Advancement of Science ACHPR    African Commission on Human and…
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Development without Freedom How Aid Underwrites Repression in Ethiopia Map of Ethiopia Glossary of Abbreviations Summary Recommendations To the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of…
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Summary “They don’t come with a gun and say sign this document [party membership] but there are one hundred ways of putting pressure.” —Aid official, Addis Ababa, June 16, 2009 On May 23, 2010, Ethiopian citizens…
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Hostile Shores Abuse and Refoulement of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Yemen Summary Methodology Recommendations To the Government of Yemen To the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for…
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“Hostages to Peace” Threats to Human Rights and Democracy in Somaliland Map of the Horn of Africa Summary Recommendations To the Government of Somaliland To the Members of the Guurti To the…