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Letter to the Members of the HRC

Your Excellency, We write to urge you to vote in favor of the Human Rights Council Resolution on ensuring use of remotely piloted aircraft or armed drones in counter-terrorism and military operations in accordance with international law, including…
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November 15, 2013 Dear Senator: The undersigned human rights and civil liberties groups strongly urge you to support the Guantanamo Bay detainee transfer provisions included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal…
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Letter to Ambassador Eileen C. Donahoe

Ambassador Eileen C. Donahoe US Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council Route de Pregny 11 1292 Chambésy Geneva, Switzerland   Dear Ambassador Donahoe, I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch, a founding member of an international…
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President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC, 20500 Re: Concern about hunger strike and stalled efforts to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Dear President Obama…
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Regarding Human Rights Abuses by Armed Opposition Members

We are writing to express our concern about increasing evidence, as described below, of kidnappings, the use of torture, and executions by armed Syrian opposition members and strongly urge you to work to ensure that all opposition members refrain from…
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Amicus Curiae brief filed with the Supreme Court

Human Rights Watch and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers filed an amicus brief in the case of Ashcroft v. Al-Kidd before the Supreme Court. The case challenges the US government's misuse of the material witness statute to investigate…