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February 15, 2021 Human Rights Watch Submission to the Ministry of Unification Regarding the Interpretation Guidelines of the Amendments of the Development of Inter-Korean Relations Act We are writing in response to your call for comments regarding…
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Joint Open Letter on Japan’s Recent Disengagement in Addressing Human Rights Abuses in North Korea

February 13, 2020   Shinzo Abe Prime Minister of Japan Cabinet Secretariat Government of Japan 1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-8968 Japan   Re:  Joint…
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Re: DPRK Resolution – Need for Enhanced Focus on Accountability

February 15, 2016 Members and Observers of the Human Rights Council, In advance of the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council, we write to urge your government to support the creation of a panel of experts…
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Re: Human Rights in the DPRK

New York, October 29, 2015 Dear Ambassador, We are writing to urge the UN Security Council to hold another formal session, open to the public and media, on the situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. …
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Dear Ambassador, We are writing to you to express our support for the letter sent to the President of the UN Security Council on December 5, 2014 signed by ten Council members, urging formal Council discussion of the human rights situation in North Korea…
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  Kim Jong-un Supreme Commander of the KoreanPeople’s Army Pyongyang  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Dear Supreme Commander Kim: We, the undersigned independent international non-governmental organizations, write to recognize the passing of your…
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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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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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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.…
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Torture is common in China’s criminal justice system. Recent HRW research suggests that abuses are particularly likely in Tibet and Xinjiang. In Tibet, authorities have subjected religious figures and activists to mistreatment in detention.    In…
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Sir Emyr Jones Parry U.K. Ambassador to the U.N. Your Excellency,  For over a decade, Human Rights Watch has monitored crisis and conflict in West Africa, documented human rights abuses, and pressed for action to stop the abuses. Human Rights Watch…
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In a letter to the foreign ministers of the member states of the Organization of American States, Human Rights Watch asks them to ensure that the OAS does not lend its support to a demobilization plan that grants impunity to Colombian paramilitaries. Dear…