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Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding Children’s Rights and Alternative Care June 30, 2021 Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Committee on the Rights of the Child ahead of its upcoming Day…
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88th Pre-Session

We write in advance of the 88th pre-session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and its review of the Sultanate of Oman’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Nationality (arts. 7 and 8) Oman does not…
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To the UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

Human Rights Watch Response: Questionnaire on the impact of economic and financial policies on a democratic and equitable international order 1. Human Rights Obligations of the World Bank and other International Financial Institutions (IFIs)…
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Joint Statement

In recent years, international financial institutions, including the World Bank Group, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and other regional development and investment banks, have increasingly emphasized the importance of participation,…
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A Proposal for a Robust Global Review Mechanism

Member States, UN agencies, and civil society organizations are channelling unprecedented resources and energy towards a new sustainable development agenda that aims to lift billions out of poverty and deprivation, while realizing their human rights,…
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Questions and Answers

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international treaty adopted by the United Nations on November 20, 1989, establishing global standards to ensure the protection, survival, and development of all children, without discrimination. Countries…
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Oral Testimony of Arvind Ganesan, Business and Human Rights Director, Human Rights Watch

Chairman McGovern, Chairman Wolf, and members of the Lantos Human Rights Commission, Thank you for providing us this important opportunity to speak about the linkage between grand corruption and human rights and remedies for this serious problem. For more…
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During its Consideration of the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of the United States of America CAT 53rd Session

I. Summary   Human Rights Watch would like to express its appreciation to the United Nations Committee against Torture (the “Committee”) for this opportunity to provide information on the compliance of the…