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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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Washington, DC, January 29, 2014   Dr. Gustavo Jalkh President of the Council of the Judiciary Council of the Judiciary Quito – ECUADOR   Dear Dr. Jalkh, I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch to express our concern regarding the ongoing judicial…
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Washington, D.C, October 11, 2013   Gabriela Rivadeneira President of the National Assembly Quito - ECUADOR   Dear Mrs. Rivadeneira, I am writing to respectfully urge you to modify three key aspects of the proposed Organic Integral Penal Code currently…
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Ricardo Patiño Foreign Affairs Ministry Ecuador   Washington, D.C., July 22, 2013   Dear Mr. Patiño, We are writing in response to the public statement issued by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Ecuador on June 20, 2013,[1]regarding a letter we had sent…
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Mr. President Rafael Correa Delgado
 
 Washington, D.C.
 
 June 20, 2013
 
 Dear President Correa,
 
 We are writing to you today, on World Refugee Day, to urge you to revoke Presidential Decree 1182 (the “Decree”), adopted…
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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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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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Human Rights Watch congratulates you as you assume Ecuador's presidency. We are heartened that you have publicly declared your commitment to the protection of human rights and hope that such a commitment will include a focus on the rights of workers. We…
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Human Rights Watch welcomes the acknowledgement by the Ecuadorian banana industry of child labor in that sector and the drafting of an agreement to address the problem. In particular, we commend the industry for strengthening its commitment to uphold…
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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…