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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne, Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy. We attach a…
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Re: Human Rights Agenda for the New Government

Dear Prime Minister Khan, As your government takes charge, we write to you about the human rights situation in Pakistan and urge that you take some key steps to help address current and longstanding problems. Human Rights Watch is an…
Newly elected Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the nation after the general election results were announced in Islamabad on July 26, 2018. © 2018 Muhammad Reza/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
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February 2017

Around the world, religious freedom is under a sustained attack. In the Asia-Pacific region, there are governments that restrict the freedom to choose and practice a religion, that discriminate in law and policy against certain religious groups, that…
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Submission to the plenary session on Pakistan

Human Rights Watch has documented numerous child rights violations in Pakistan in recent years. This submission relates to Articles 2, 6, 8, 19, 20, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 38, and 40 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. In…
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Reimpose the Moratorium on the Death Penalty

Dear Prime Minister Sharif, Today marks one year since a six-year moratorium on executions was lifted in Pakistan. We are writing to express our deep concern at Pakistan’s relentless use of the death penalty during the past…
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Secretary of State John F. Kerry U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520   Dear Secretary Kerry, Your forthcoming trip for the January 14 US-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue in Islamabad offers important opportunities to address both new…
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H.E. Ahmed Saleem Secretary General SAARC Secretariat PO Box 4222 Tridevi Marg Kathmandu, Nepal Fax: +977 1 4227033, 4223991   Dear Mr. Saleem, We are writing to you in advance of International Migrants Day, December 18, to…
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a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

August 22, 2013 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister’s Secretariat Constitution Avenue Islamabad, Pakistan   Re: 10 Steps for Improving Human Rights in Pakistan   Dear Prime Minister Sharif, As your government completes its first three months in…
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H.E. Raja Pervaiz AshrafPrime Minister of PakistanIslamabad, Pakistan Dear Prime Minister, With elections to the United Nations Human Rights Council quickly approaching, and with Pakistan standing as a candidate, we are writing to urge your government to…
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Baroness Catherine Ashton High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Vice-President of the European Commission European Union Via facsimile: +32 2 299 60 87 Dear High Representative Ashton, We are writing in regard to…
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New York, January 14, 2012 Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt c/o Roberta Alenius Rosenbad 4 SE-103 33Stockholm, Sweden Via post Dear Prime Minister Reinfeldt, On January 12, 2012, several Swedish politicians belonging to parties in your coalition…