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 Human Rights Watch would like to express its appreciation to the United Nations
 
 Committee against Torture (the “Committee”) for this opportunity to provide information on the compliance of the…
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Human Rights Watch submitted this statement in advance of the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s upcoming pre-sessional review of the United States. We hope that the points raised in this submission will inform the Committee’s understanding of the US…
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 The prolonged indefinite detention without trial of terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay violates US obligations under international law. The Bush administration claimed unfettered power to detain persons on the basis of the president's role…
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Over the years, Human Rights Watch has documented a tightening of space for civil society, freedom of speech, and peaceful political opposition; that trend has accelerated in recent months. The decision four days ago, on September 24, to sentence in…
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Executive SummaryEquality and DiscriminationRight to Life, Liberty, and Security of PersonAdministration of JusticeMigrants, Refugees, and Asylum SeekersHuman Rights and CounterterrorismAppendix of Human Rights Watch Reports and Research Executive…
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(London) - The ruling today by the European Court of Human Rights on the United Kingdom's detention policy for foreign terrorism suspects confirms that indefinite detention violates basic rights, Human Rights Watch said. The court ruled that the…
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Summary Ongoing human rights concerns in Pakistan include arbitrary detention (including of lawyers and human rights defenders); lack of fair trials; mistreatment, torture and enforced disappearances of terrorism suspects and political opponents;…
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This submission summarizes Human Rights Watch’s key concerns with the United Kingdom’s compliance with international human rights law in the context of the fight against terrorism. Diplomatic assurances One of the most damaging counterterrorism policies…
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Just about everyone who has weighed in on the issue has expressed a desire to see Guantanamo close, including the three leading US presidential candidates. But 275 detainees remain in Guantanamo, most for five to six years without charge and without any…
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On September 19, a majority of US senators voted to approve an amendment that would restore the right to habeas corpus, one of the oldest and most important checks on the arbitrary exercise of government power. Last year’s Military Commissions Act…