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Civil Society Organizations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic

16 civil society, human rights, and religious groups in northern Congo and Central African Republic call for solidarity with the populations of central Africa affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. In their call, they describe the situation and outline…
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Your Excellency, In advance of the 15th African Union Summit, scheduled for July 19-27, 2010 in Kampala, we are writing to draw your attention to a few of Africa's most pressing human rights concerns and to provide input into some of the discussions…
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Letter in advance of a December briefing by the UN envoy for the LRA-affected areas

Dear Ambassador, Amid reports that the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) is again brutalizing civilians and in advance of the anticipated December 17 Security Council briefing by the UN Secretary-General's special envoy for the LRA-affected areas, we write…
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Letter to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany upon his visit to Uganda and Rwanda

Professor Dr. Horst Köhler   President of the Federal Republic of Germany   Berlin, Germany       Dear President Köhler, We write to ask you to use the opportunities offered by your visits to Uganda and Rwanda to contribute, as Germany has so often done…
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Mr. Jean-Marie Guéhenno   Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations   Department of Peacekeeping Operations   United Nations      H.E. Prof. Alpha Oumar Konare   Chairperson   African Union Commission       Dear Mr. Guéhenno and Mr. Konare…
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President Ricardo Lagos Escobar President of the Republic of Chile Palacio de la Moneda Santiago Chile Dear Mr. President, I write in regard to the measures your government is currently considering to expedite judicial investigations into the grave…
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Inter-ethnic Flighting Flares Up

Dear President Museveni, Human Rights Watch is writing to you today to express its deep concern about the reported flare up in the fighting between members of the Lendu and Hema ethnic groups in the northeastern region of the Democratic Republic of…
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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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In a letter today to Spain's Prime Minister José María Aznar López, Human Rights Watch urged the Spanish government to take all necessary steps to ensure that legal proceedings against General Augusto Pinochet move forward.
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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…