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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne,
 Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy.

Re: Human Rights Agenda for the New Government

Dear Prime Minister Khan,
 As your government takes charge, we write to you about the human rights situation in Pakistan and urge that you take some key steps to help address current and longstanding problems. Human Rights Watch is an…
Newly elected Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the nation after the general election results were announced in Islamabad on July 26, 2018. © 2018 Muhammad Reza/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

February 2017

Around the world, religious freedom is under a sustained attack. In the Asia-Pacific region, there are governments that restrict the freedom to choose and practice a religion, that discriminate in law and policy against certain religious groups, that…

Submission to the plenary session on Pakistan

Human Rights Watch has documented numerous child rights violations in Pakistan in recent years. This submission relates to Articles 2, 6, 8, 19, 20, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 38, and 40 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520   Dear Secretary Kerry, Your forthcoming trip for the January 14 US-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue in Islamabad offers important opportunities to address both new…
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…
H.E. Ahmed Saleem Secretary General SAARC Secretariat PO Box 4222 Tridevi Marg Kathmandu, Nepal Fax: +977 1 4227033, 4223991   Dear Mr. Saleem, We are writing to you in advance of International Migrants Day, December 18, to draw your attention to…

a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

August 22, 2013 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Prime Minister’s Secretariat Constitution Avenue Islamabad, Pakistan   Re: 10 Steps for Improving Human Rights in Pakistan   Dear Prime Minister Sharif, As your government completes its first three months in…
H.E. Raja Pervaiz AshrafPrime Minister of PakistanIslamabad, Pakistan Dear Prime Minister, With elections to the United Nations Human Rights Council quickly approaching, and with Pakistan standing as a candidate, we are writing to urge your government to…
Baroness Catherine Ashton High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Vice-President of the European Commission European Union Via facsimile: +32 2 299 60 87 Dear High Representative Ashton, We are writing in regard to…
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…
 December 16, 2011
 Dear President Obama,
 We previously wrote to you on December 7, 2010, to express our concerns regarding the US targeted killing program.  We made recommendations that would minimize harm to civilians…
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Prime Minister’s Secretariat Constitution Avenue Islamabad Pakistan   Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to urge Pakistan’s adherence with the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions. A total of 111 governments have…
Yang Jiechi
 Minister of Foreign Affairs
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