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Report on the Situation of Women and Girls from Northern Rakhine State

After the Myanmar military launched its campaign of ethnic cleansing in August 2017, Human Rights Watch researchers spoke with Rohingya women and girls from 19 villages in Rakhine State who had been raped by security forces. We witnessed their deep pain,…
A Rohingya Muslim woman walks at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on February 4, 2017.
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Hold Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Accountable, Allow Aid to Displaced People

A delegation of religious leaders, women’s rights activists, and civil society groups representing the Kachin, Shan, and Ta’ang ethnic nationalities from Burma (Myanmar) completed a visit to London and Brussels today, in which they called for action to…
People displaced in the conflict between the Burmese military and the Kachin Independence Army are seen at a church in Tanai Township, Kachin State, Burma, June 14, 2017.
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Human Rights Council Panel commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Genocide Convention

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Genocide Convention, I wish to address the crucial role of the International Criminal Court in realizing its ideals. This year also marks the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the ICC’s…
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Position paper from Amnesty International, Broederlijk Delen, Christian Aid, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Human Rights Watch, and Pax Christi Flanders

Ongoing impunity for serious crimes committed during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has undermined the trust needed to bring about a durable, just peace. But a move by Palestine or Israel to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) could ensure…
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Justice matters to the US in Kenya, Darfur, and Congo... Kenya: "And I have urged that the Kenyan government try to find the way forward to handle this themselves, but if that is not possible, and people think it is not, then the names that have been…
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Human Rights Watch advocacy document for the sixth special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council addressing the human rights situation in Gaza and West Bank town of Nablus.<br>January 22, 2008

To Human Rights Council Members: The sixth special session of the Human Rights Council has been called for January 23 to address the situation in Gaza and West Bank town of Nablus. Human Rights Watch urges the Council to press the various parties to take…
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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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