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Washington, D.C., June 26, 2014   Hector Timerman, Foreign Affairs Minister of Argentina Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Foreign Affairs Minister of Brazil Heraldo Muñoz, Foreign Affairs Minister of Chile María Ángela Holguín, Foreign Affairs Minister of…
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  President Robert Gabriel Mugabe Munhumutapa Building Corner Samora Machel Avenue and Sam Nujoma Street, Private Bag 7700, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe Fax Number: +263 -4- 708211   Re:  Human Rights Agenda for the next Administration   Your Excellency, We…
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January 18, 2013 H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini - Zuma Chairperson, African Union Commission Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Your Excellency,   We write in advance of the 20th Ordinary Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, which this year takes place under…
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August 27, 2012 President Robert Mugabe Private Bag 7700 Causeway Munhumutapa Building Corner Samora Machel Avenue and Sam Nujoma Street Harare, Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Private Bag 7700 Causeway Munhumutapa Building Corner…
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Honorable Camilo Escalona Medina, Presidente del Senado Honorable Nicolás Monckeberg Díaz, Presidente de la Cámara de Diputados ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Honorable Hernán Larraín Fernández, Presidente de la Comisión de Constitución, Legislación, Justicia y…
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Letter to Tiffany & Co., Zale, Cartier, and Other Major Diamond Retailers

Dear Sir: I am writing to urge your company to publicly commit to not purchase or sell diamonds from Zimbabwe. Throughout 2009, Human Rights Watch conducted field-based research in the diamond fields of Marange, in eastern Zimbabwe.  We found that…
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Dear President-elect Zuma,  Congratulations on your election as president of South Africa. We write to urge you to make human rights a major pillar of the new South African administration's foreign policy.  South Africa's successful transition to…
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H.E. Jean Ping African Union Headquarters Addis Ababa Ethiopia Your Excellency, Congratulations on your election as Chair of the Commission of the African Union. Human Rights Watch has a positively evolving relationship with the institutions of the…
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President Hu Jintao People's Republic of China Zhongnanhai, Xichengqu, Beijing People's Republic of China Dear President Hu, Human Rights Watch is a nongovernmental organization that monitors human rights in more than 70 countries around the world.…
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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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HRW Letter to the Southern African Development Community

President Joachim Chissano Chair, Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation Mozambique President Bakili Muluzi Chair, Southern African Development Community Malawi President Thabo Mbeki South Africa President Festus Mogae Botswana  …