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Re: Bangladesh

Dear Secretary-General Scotland, We write to you with deep concern over your recent statements praising Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Prime Minister Hasina has presided over an increasingly authoritarian, near- one-party state where the state…
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20 November 2019
 
 BBC Panorama / Sunday Times investigation 
 
 We write to you following the BBC Panorama and Sunday Times joint investigation which found evidence the Ministry of Defence and some elements within the Armed Forces have…
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2019 UK General Election

12 November 2019
 
  
 
 Dear [Party Leader],
 
  
 
 I am writing to you on behalf of Human Rights Watch, an independent non-governmental organization that works on human rights around the world.
 
  
 
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Novalpina Capital Should Respect and Deliver on Its Commitment to Upholding the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Dear Mr. Peel,
 
 We write in reply to your March 1, 2019 letter, which responded to our open letter of February 18, 2019 raising concerns around the acquisition by Novalpina Capital of a stake in NSO Group.
 
 We welcome Novalpina Capital…
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Dear Foreign Secretary,
 
 Congratulations on your new appointment.
 
 Human Rights Watch is an independent, international human rights organisation that works to document and expose human rights violations in some 90 countries around the…
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Schools should be a sanctuary - a place where children can learn, develop and play with their classmates, and prepare for their future lives in society. Education is a right for every child in this world, no matter where they live or how poor they are.…
Nepalese children in a class provided by an international aid organization inside a primary school in Sankhu, on the outskirts of Kathmandu
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Schools are for education not war
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Once soldiers make classrooms their home, the school can become a military target
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Military use of schools and universities
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Canadian students taking part in an exercise to urge Justin Trudeau to sign the Safe Schools Declaration and help end attacks on and military use of schools.
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In some countries, there is one thing that students fear more than a maths test: the AK47
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United Nations peacekeepers from Pakistan using a school building in Mourouba, Ouaka province, as their base in violation of UN guidelines and regulations. The forces left the school in January 2017 after Human Rights Watch informed UN authorities.
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An eager student leads her class in learning the alphabet in September 2015 at a displacement camp housed at a school in Maiduguri, Borno state. © 2015 Bede Sheppard, Human Rights Watch
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An Afghan policeman stands guard at the entrance of a local school sponsored by Japan’s International Cooperation Agency in Kandahar City May 11, 2010. © 2010 Nikola Solic / Reuters
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Schools not battlegrounds
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Students line up at the end of the day at a school in Sana’a, Yemen
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Dear Prime Minister,
 
 As the UK Director of Human Rights Watch, I urge you to make human rights a central focus of your government’s domestic and foreign policy over the coming Parliament.  Below we have identified seven priority areas of human…
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What Shareholders Should Ask about Company’s Track Record on Human Rights

To British American Tobacco Shareholders:
 
 We write on behalf of the nongovernmental organizations Human Rights Watch and Swedwatch to draw your attention to serious human rights abuses we have documented in British American Tobacco’s (BAT)…
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Re: UK opt out of Council Decisions 2002/494/JHA and 2003/335/JHA on the European Network of Contact Points for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes

Dear Minister
 
 Re: UK opt out of Council Decisions 2002/494/JHA and 2003/335/JHA on the European Network of Contact Points for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes
 
 We write to express our…
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 Prime Minister
 
 David Cameron
 
 10 Downing Street
 
 London
 
 SW1A
 
  
 
 November 4th, 2015
 
 Dear Prime Minister,
 
 We write to you ahead of President Abdel Fattah al-…