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On Forced Labor in Uzbekistan

November 19, 2015 Ms. Laura Tuck, Vice President for Sustainable Development Mr. Cyrill Muller, Vice President for Europe and Central Asia The World Bank 1818 H St, NW Washington, DC 20433 …
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April 12, 2013 The Honorable John F. Kerry Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Kerry: The Cotton Campaign is a global coalition of companies, human rights NGOs, industry associations,…
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Joint letter to Tony Blair from Human Rights Watch and Liberty

Human Rights Watch and Liberty are deeply concerned about the British government’s stated intention to seek diplomatic assurances against torture in order to deport terrorism suspects to their home countries or to third countries where they would be at…
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Letter to EU Member States’ Foreign Ministers

Dear Foreign Minister: We are writing to you subsequent to the violence in Andijan, eastern Uzbekistan, where possibly hundreds of demonstrators were killed by Uzbek security forces on May 13, to urge the European Union to suspend the Partnership and…
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Letter to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Letter regarding the upcoming one-year assessment of the Uzbek government’s compliance with the series of benchmarks adopted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in its March 2003 country strategy for Uzbekistan. We are turning…
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Dear President Lemierre, I am writing to share with you Human Rights Watch’s perspective on how last month’s annual meeting in Tashkent affected the human rights environment in Uzbekistan, and to provide an update on recent human rights developments in…
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In May 2002, Human Rights Watch joined fifty-three other non-governmental organizations in writing to EBRD President Jean Lemierre to express concern about the detrimental impact of holding the meeting in Tashkent on respect for human rights in Uzbekistan…
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In response to Human Rights Watch's February report on child labor in Egypt's cotton industry, grant-making body US AID has added a new condition to Egyptian aid: cash transfers will be tied to the government publicizing its decision to rescind the 1965…