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To the attention of: Mr Josep Borrell Fontelles EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President European External Action Service (EEAS) Ministers of Foreign Affairs of EU Member States Brussels, 16 March 2021…
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Immediately honour commitments to relocate unaccompanied children from the Greek islands   Athens, 3 April 2020 We, the undersigned organizations, jointly call on European governments to proceed…
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Suspend Deportations to China, Expedite Asylum Claims

Dear Ministers, We write regarding the status of ethnic Turkic refugees and asylum seekers from China in your country. Over the past year, Human Rights Watch has extensively documented gross human rights violations in…
Ethnically Turkic people are transported back to a detention facility in the town of Songkhla in southern Thailand, March 26, 2014.
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EU leaders can save lives this winter if they change migration policies

Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 15 December 2016:   EU leaders can save lives this winter if they change migration policies This week, European leaders meet in Brussels to discuss,…
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Dear European Union Heads of State and Government, Human Rights Watch welcomes your decision to hold an extraordinary Council Summit to address the crisis in the Mediterranean Sea. At least 1,600 migrants and asylum seekers have died attempting…
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Improving Human Rights Protection Should Continue After Accession

Mr. Zoran Milanović Prime Minister Trg Sv. Marka 2, 10 000 Zagreb Croatia June 28, 2013 Re: Improving Human Rights Protection Should Continue After Accession Dear Prime Minister Milanović, I am writing to ask you to ensure that the Croatian government…
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  President Kurmanbek Bakiev Dom Pravitelstva Bishkek 720003 Kyrgyz Republic Dear President Bakiev, I am writing to urge your government to ensure that asylum seekers and refugees in Kyrgyzstan fully enjoy the protections to which they are entitled…
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I am writing to urge that the government of Kyrgyzstan refrain from forcibly returning to Uzbekistan four Uzbek refugees who have been in Kyrgyz custody since June 2005. Returning them to Uzbekistan would violate Kyrgyzstan’s obligations under…