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After Pledging Reforms, UK Development Bank Should Implement Them

A United Kingdom development bank, CDC Group, has taken another step toward addressing human rights abuses at oil palm plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In May, the bank committed to reforming its complaints mechanism and adopting a…
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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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Sent during the 13th session of the Human Rights Council

Permanent Missions to the United Nations Office at Geneva   Excellency, We are writing to you in connection with the report of the High Commissioner on Human Rights on the situation in Afghanistan, which is scheduled to be presented to the Human…
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Human Rights Watch Letter

The deteriorating human rights situation throughout Afghanistan warrants immediate attention and action by the United Nations. Human Rights Watch believes the Security Council’s upcoming fact-finding mission to Afghanistan can help improve conditions by…
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Letter to UK Foreign Minister Jack Straw on the Sept. 2003 Draft Security Council Resolution

In your public statements in recent months, you and the Prime Minister have placed great emphasis on the abuses Saddam Hussein committed against his own people as a justification for the military action taken against Iraq. But what is the U.K. government…
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As the U.N. Security Council weighs the option of military action against Iraq to force compliance with Resolution 1441, Human Rights Watch calls on all U.N. member states to ensure that the protection of Iraq's civilians is at the forefront of its…
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In July, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees drafted guidelines for governments on categories of Afghans who still require protection and should not be returned to Afghanistan. The document referred extensively to Human Rights Watch research…
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HRW Letter to the United Nations Security Council

H.E. Mr. Kishore Mahbubani President of the Security Council Permanent Representative of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations Your Excellency: Human Rights Watch researchers have had a continuous presence in Afghanistan since early February,…
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Your Excellency, Human Rights Watch greets yesterday's signing of the Bonn agreement on provisional arrangements in Afghanistan with great hope. We are impressed with the range of issues it covers and the way it handles them. Especially because it…
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HRW Letter to the Afghan Support Group

Dear Ms/Mr/Ambassador: As the Afghan Support Group meets on Wednesday, Human Rights Watch urges you to ensure that three areas, often low on the priority list for post-conflict planning, are considered: justice and accountability, reintegration of…
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H.E. Sergey V. Lavrov Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations 136 East 67th Street New York, N.Y. 10021 Your Excellency, We are writing in regard to the resolution currently before the Security Council that would impose further…
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