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UK troops who commit war crimes and crimes against humanity overseas, can still be prosecuted in UK courts. In May the UK government reversed course on a plan that would have effectively immunized from prosecution UK forces who allegedly committed…
The International Criminal Court, or ICC, is seen in The Hague, Netherlands, November 7, 2019. 
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Re: UK opt out of Council Decisions 2002/494/JHA and 2003/335/JHA on the European Network of Contact Points for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes

Dear Minister Re: UK opt out of Council Decisions 2002/494/JHA and 2003/335/JHA on the European Network of Contact Points for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes We write to express our…
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Sir Thayne Forbes Chairman of the Inquiry The Al-Sweady Public Inquiry Finlaison House, 15-17 Furnival Street London SUBMISSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Dear Sir Thayne, We are grateful for the opportunity to make a submission to the Al Sweady Inquiry…
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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…
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Colin Powell Secretary of State Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20520 Dear Secretary Powell: We appreciate the commitment you made in early April to continue to press Belgrade for meaningful cooperation with the International…
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HRW's Letter

Human Rights Watch urged Mr. Blair to warn that Britain is prepared to take Russia to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, if Moscow does not vigorously investigate and punish war crimes committed by its forces in Chechnya. Your failure…
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Letter Urging Extradition of General Pinochet

The Honourable Jack Straw   Secretary of State for the Home Department   50 Queen Anne's Gate   London SW1H 9AT   United Kingdom     Dear Home Secretary:     We write concerning the requested extradition of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.     Human Rights Watch…
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The Honourable Jack Straw Secretary of State for the Home Department 50 Queen Anne's Gate London SW1H 9AT United Kingdom Dear Home Secretary: We write concerning the requested extradition of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. As we did in our letter of October…
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The Honorable Jack Straw Secretary of State for the Home Department 50 Queen Anne's Gate London SW1H 9AT ENGLAND Dear Home Secretary: Human Rights Watch, the largest United States-based international human rights organization, is writing to…