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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)…

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,…

Follow-up Assessment Report

The below shadow report was submitted to the United Nations' Committee against Torture by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union on March 1, 2016. Introduction  This submission assesses the response of the United…

But Halt Open-Ended Detention, Military Commissions

US President Barack Obama submitted a plan for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to the US Congress on February 23, 2016. “President Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo is a step forward,” said Laura Pitter, senior…

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,…

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…