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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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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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High Representative Valentin Inzko Your Excellency, We are writing to you to express serious concern regarding the impending expiration of the mandates of international judges and prosecutors in the War Crimes Chamber (WCC) of the State Court of…
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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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Letter to Security Council Members

Members of the UN Security Council Your Excellency: Next week, reports are due to the Security Council on the work of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (the ICTR)and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).…
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Concerning rape as a war crime in Kosovo and DFID's development programs

We have reviewed DFID's Kosovo Interim Programme Strategy, published in January 2000. Based on our review, and drawing on Human Rights Watch's extensive research into postwar reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we offer you this analysis of your…
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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…
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Background Information Regarding Visit of Prime Minister Milorad Dodik

In the open letter, Human Rights Watch asks Prime Minister Dodik to take immediate action on five urgent matters in the RS: the restitution of property in Banja Luka, two cases of murdered ("disappeared") individuals, incidents of police brutality, and…