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Dear Mr. Mehta, We are writing to you from Human Rights Watch, which is a global non-governmental organization that monitors violations of human rights by state and non-state actors in more than 90 countries around the world. We have been conducting…
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Dear Ms. Caruso: We are writing to you from Human Rights Watch, which is a global non-governmental organization that monitors violations of human rights by state and non-state actors in more than 90 countries around the world. We have been…
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The World's Freedom of Expression is in Your Hands

Dear Mark Zuckerberg: What do the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a Danish member of parliament, and a news anchor from the Philippines have in common? They have all been subject to a misapplication of Facebook’s Community Standards. But unlike the…
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s proposal would threaten free speech, civil liberties and human rights

(New York) – Human Rights Watch has joined a coalition of over 50 human rights and other civil society organizations in opposing Immigration & Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) proposed new Extreme Vetting Initiative.  The Extreme Vetting Initiative is ICE’…
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Jonathan R. Cantor Acting Chief Privacy Officer Privacy Office U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528-0655 October 18, 2017 Re: 82 Fed. Reg. 43556, Docket No. DHS-2017-0038 Dear…
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Mr. Bruno Gencarelli Head of Unit, Directorate-General Justice and Consumers European Commission Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200 1049 Brussels Belgium October 2, 2017 Dear Mr. Gencarelli: …
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What are some of the misconceptions around being born intersex? Unfortunately, in our society we’re still at a point where most people don’t know the basic facts about being intersex. People think it is very rare, but really, up to two percent of the…
A poster by intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis
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It is now widely acknowledged that after the 9/11 attacks in the US, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) began a global detention and interrogation program through which it tortured and abused prisoners. Yet the US government has failed to hold…
Illustration of the scales of justice replaced by two people shackled by their wrists and dangling in the air.