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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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Joint Letter to the EU and EU member states

To: Ministers for Foreign Affairs of all EU member states Donald Tusk, President of the European Council Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs /…
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Suspend Deportations to China, Expedite Asylum Claims

Dear Ministers, We write regarding the status of ethnic Turkic refugees and asylum seekers from China in your country. Over the past year, Human Rights Watch has extensively documented gross human rights violations in…
Ethnically Turkic people are transported back to a detention facility in the town of Songkhla in southern Thailand, March 26, 2014.
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Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Excellency, After another year marked by enforced disappearances, denial of due process, and continued efforts to suppress human rights, we call on your delegation to join with other States to take collective, coordinated action at the 34th…
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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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December 22, 2016 Li Shishi – Chairman Legislative Affairs Commission No. 23, Xijiaominxiang Xicheng District, Beijing 100805 People's Republic of China   Submission by Human…
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Dear Mr. Kaplan, Thank you for your reply to our July 18, 2016 letter re: Facebook’s potential operations in China. We appreciate your engagement on human rights through initiatives such as the Global Network Initiative and directly with our…
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Dear Mr. Zuckerberg: We write to express our concern about the significant risks associated with Facebook’s possible entry into China. Though Facebook remains blocked in the country, we understand that your firm has engaged local partners for…
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Re: Xi Jinping Visit

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500   Dear President Obama, We write regarding the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping…
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton US Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20220 Dear Secretary Clinton, In your July 2010 Krakow speech, you rightly said that behind every crackdown on civil society around the world, "there is…
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Letter sent to Dell, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, and Lenovo Group, Ltd.

Dear Sir: I am writing to express concern over the Chinese government's directive of May 19, 2009, "Notification Regarding Requirements for Pre-Installing Green Filtering Software on Computers," and the human rights implications it may have for your…
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Chronology of the case against Zhao Yan, the Chinese assistant at the New York Times Beijing bureau who has been accused of leaking state secrets and of lesser fraud charges. The trial is expected to begin June 8.