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Introduction Human Rights Watch welcomes the Commons Select Committee’s inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures taken to address the public health emergency on children’s access to education and other essential rights, and 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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(London) – The March 22, 2017, attack in Westminster was a despicable act of violence. Four people, including a policeman, were killed, and at least 40 more were injured. Some remain in a critical condition. Human Rights Watch extends its deepest…
Armed police respond outside Parliament during an incident on Westminster Bridge.
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Submission to the UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights
 
 The Human Rights Implications of Brexit
 
 October 2016
 
  
 
 Human Rights Watch welcomes this opportunity to submit evidence to the committee. We are…
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Summary UK counterterrorism policy and legislation continues to undermine fundamental human rights. The UK is failing to meet its obligations to promote and protect women’s human rights. Since the coming into office of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat…
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Human Rights Watch's submission to the International Development Committee (IDC) focuses primarily on the role of the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) in Rwanda, given the UK's particularly important role in that country and Rwanda's…
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This submission sets out Human Rights Watch's concerns with provisions in the Coroners and Justice Bill 2009 giving the Secretary of State broad scope to declare an inquest closed to public scrutiny.  Human Rights Watch believes that secret inquests are…