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Excellency, We write to welcome your initiative to review United Nations operations in Myanmar, and to strongly urge you ensure that the review is open, transparent and that its findings and recommendations are made public. Given the…
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Re: Human Rights Priorities for the New Government

Dear President U Htin Kyaw, We congratulate you on becoming Myanmar’s first civilian president appointed by a democratically elected parliament since 1962. We respect the sacrifices that you, National League for Democracy (…
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Mr. Anatoly Isaikin General Director Rosoboronexport Moscow, Russia Re: Syria Weapons Supplies Risk Corporate Complicity in Grave Abuses Dear Mr. Isaikin, I am writing to you on behalf of Human Rights Watch to urge you to halt all weapons deliveries to…
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Regarding the EU Call to Close Guantanamo

Human Rights Watch commends the collective call by the European Union to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center that was made at the E.U.-U.S. summit last month. The closing of Guantanamo would be a positive and welcome development. But the closing…
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As countries across the world and in Central Eurasia increasingly turn their attention and resources to counter terrorism measures, it is essential to reaffirm states’ obligation to protect human rights in this work. As the leading global body on counter…
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(Washington, DC) - Under President Bush's November 13th Military Order on military commissions, any foreign national designated by the President as a suspected terrorist or as aiding terrorists could potentially be detained, tried, convicted and even…
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HRW's Letter

Human Rights Watch urged Mr. Blair to warn that Britain is prepared to take Russia to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, if Moscow does not vigorously investigate and punish war crimes committed by its forces in Chechnya. Your failure…
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