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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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Yemen’s Obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Yemeni Islah Party Secretariat Sanaa, Yemen   Dear Mr. Abd al-Wahab al-Ansi, I want to thank you for holding a very productive meeting with me and my colleagues on January 28, 2014, at your office. We very much appreciated the frank discussion on the…
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Yesterday, a 565-member forum in Yemen, created to help establish the building blocks for a new constitution, took the major step of releasing a report that recommended a minimum age for marriage of 18 for both boys and girls. The forum, which began in…
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Halt the Impending Execution of Aisha al-Hamza

Gen. Ali Abdullah Saleh President Republic of Yemen   Dear President Saleh, We are writing to urge you to stop the execution of A'isha Ghalib al-Hamza, scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2009, following her conviction on charges of murdering her…
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Migrants’ Groups Call for Key Reforms

To participants in the Colombo process, including governments in Asia and the Middle East, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM): We, the undersigned groups, represent migrants’ associations, trade unions, human rights groups, and other…
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Dear President Obasanjo, Human Rights Watch is writing to you as host of the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to outline a number of issues which we believe Commonwealth leaders should address when they meet in Abuja next week. In…