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November 14, 2016 To the Presidents of African States Parties to the International Criminal Court, We write to commend your government for its membership and support for the International Criminal Court, and to encourage your…
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Re: Death threats against human rights defenders pursuing Palestinian access to justice and accountability at the International Criminal Court

Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP Foreign Secretary Foreign and Commonwealth Office King Charles Street City of Westminster London SW1A 2AH Email: fcocorrespondence@fco.gov.uk For the urgent attention of: Rt…
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Dear President Abbas, We, the undersigned Palestinian and international human rights organizations, write to urge you to ensure that Palestine pursues the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by promptly acceding to the Rome Statute and/…
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H.E. Mr. Mario Monti President of the Council of Ministers Piazza Colonna, 370 00187 Rome Italy Dear Prime Minister: We write to express Human Rights Watch’s deep concern regarding your December 17 statement made during a meeting with Palestinian…
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Ismail Haniya Prime Minister Gaza Dear Prime Minister Haniya: We are writing you after the United Nations Human Rights Council's resolution last week endorsing the report of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict.  We view the report…
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Dear Secretary Clinton, I am writing in regard to your April 22 comments on Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. Your characterization of Israel's policy greatly understates the extent and impact of the border closure, which amounts to the collective…
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On October 30, 2008, justice for victims of atrocities committed during the course of Liberia's long and brutal years of armed conflict took a major step forward in a very unlikely location: Miami, Florida. On that afternoon, an American jury issued its…
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Senegal announced on July 12 that it had finalized a plan and a budget to investigate and try Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad who lives in exile in Senegal. Human Rights Watch has been working for eight years with Habré's victims to bring him…
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On June 20, the special war crimes court for Sierra Leone handed down its first three convictions of members of a rebel group, the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council. In her sentencing statement, the judge noted that the three convicted were “responsible…
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Your Excellencies: Human Rights Watch respectfully requests that the Assembly of African Heads of State and Government at the Seventh Summit of the African Union (A.U.) on July 1-2 in Banjul, The Gambia, follow up on its demonstrated commitments to the…
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Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was captured as he attempted to escape Nigeria on March 29, and he was transferred to the U.N.-backed war crimes court in Sierra Leone. Human Rights Watch played a leading role in pressing government and U.N.…