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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…

Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Your Excellency,   In view of the marked deterioration in the already poor human rights situation in Bahrain, and as the minimum collective action required, we urge your delegation to support a joint statement expressing concern over…
Protesters in Iraq stage a demonstration against the execution of three men in Bahrain, January 19, 2017.

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Your Excellency, We urge your delegation to promote and support the adoption of a resolution expressing concern over and calling for improvements in the human rights situation in Bahrain by the Human Rights Council. It is now over a…
Protesters hold posters with pictures of political activist Ibrahim Sharif and other political prisoners as they march to demand their release during a rally organized by Bahrain's main opposition group Al Wifaq in Al A'aali village, Bahrain on November 1

Re: Situation of Human Rights in Bahrain

Your Excellency, The undersigned NGOs remain deeply concerned by ongoing serious human rights violations in Bahrain, including the politically motivated imprisonment of high-profile opposition activists and human rights defenders after grossly unfair…
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…
Your Excellency: We write to you as a coalition of international NGOs working collectively on the upcoming UN Human Rights Council election on May 21. We believe the annual election process is an important opportunity to select members to the Council…

List of Detainees Published by Human Rights Watch

The following is a list of persons believed to be in U.S. custody as "ghost detainees" -- detainees who are not given any legal rights or access to counsel, and who are likely not reported to or seen by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The…