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Agreement Signed to Monitor Social Care and Mental Health Institutions

Authorities in Indonesia have taken an important step to uphold the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities (mental health conditions) across the country. A number of national agencies, including the National Human Rights…
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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne, Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy. We attach a…
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To President Joko Widodo and Speaker Bambang Soesatyo

Your Excellencies, I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch to express our concerns regarding the amended Eradication of Criminal Acts of Terrorism Law (the “CT Law”) that the Indonesian parliament passed on May 25, 2018, which amends the…
Counterterrorism police stand guard near evidence confiscated in raids on suspected militants at police headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 30, 2016.
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On October 8, 2017, José Miguel Vivanco sent the following letter to Efraín José Cepeda Sarabia, President of the Senate of Colombia; Rodrigo Lara Restrepo, President of the House of Representatives; and Guillermo Rivera Flórez, Minister of Interior. The…
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General Tito Karnavian, National Police Chief Jl. Trunojoyo 3, Jakarta 12110 Indonesia Your Excellency: We write to express concern about a pattern of police action against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (…
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Dear Speaker Pinto, I am writing to share the concerns of Human Rights Watch regarding bill 220 of 2017, which would establish a national referendum on whether same-sex couples and single people may adopt children. As you know,…
A protest demanding the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, at the Congress building in Bogota November 27, 2012.
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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: Indonesia Trip and Human Rights

Dear President Hollande, We are writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch concerning your visit to Indonesia on March 29. France has long been a crucial voice around the globe in promoting respect for human rights. As the first…
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February 2017

Around the world, religious freedom is under a sustained attack. In the Asia-Pacific region, there are governments that restrict the freedom to choose and practice a religion, that discriminate in law and policy against certain religious groups, that…
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Washington, D.C., December 25, 2016 Dear President Santos, I am writing to share Human Rights Watch’s assessment of the Amnesty bill the Colombian Congress started discussing last week. We appreciate that the Amnesty bill…
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Juan Manuel Santos President of the Republic of Colombia Casa de Nariño Bogotá, D.C., Colombia   Dear President Santos, I am writing regarding the potential renegotiation of the peace agreement with the…
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Washington, D.C., June 6, 2016   Alejandro Ordóñez Inspector-General of Colombia Inspector-General’s Office of Colombia Bogotá, D.C. - COLOMBIA   Dear Inspector-General Ordóñez,…