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M. Edouard Philippe
 Premier Ministre
 Hôtel de Matignon
 57 rue de Varenne 75007 Paris
 
 Paris, Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
 
 Mr. Prime Minister,
 
 The Saudi cargo ship Bahri Yanbu is due to arrive in Cherbourg…
French human rights activists wave flags as they demonstrate in front of Saudi cargo ship Bahri Tabuk docked at le "Grand Port Autonome de Marseille" GPAM in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone, on May 29, 2019.
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Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Excellency,
 
 We, the undersigned nongovernmental organizations, urge you to support the creation of an independent international investigation into violations and abuses of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in…
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Re: Civilian Protection in Afghanistan

May 15, 2017
 
 James Mattis
 Secretary of Defense
 Department of Defense
 1000 Defense Pentagon
 Washington, D.C. 22202
 
 Re: Civilian Protection in Afghanistan 
 
 Dear Secretary Mattis:
 
 We write…
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H.E. Sergei K. Shoigu
 
 Minister of Defense
 
 Ministry of Defense
 
 19 Znamenka st.
 
 119160, Moscow
 
 Russia
 
 cc. H.E. Sergey V. Lavrov
 
 Minister of Foreign Affairs
 
 Ministry of…
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Arms Ambargo on South Sudan Long-Overdue

Dear Ambassador,
 
 I’m writing to you ahead of this week’s Security Council discussion on South Sudan. We hope you and the rest of the council are now ready to take the long-overdue step of imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan. 
 
 As…
Government helicopter gunship flying low over IDP site at the UN base in Thongpiny, Juba, South Sudan.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
 
 Office of the Prime Minister
 
 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
 
  
 
                                                                                                     July 9,…
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August 14, 2015
 
  
 
 President Petro Poroshenko
 
 Presidential Administration of Ukraine
 
 11 Bankova Street
 
 Kyiv, Ukraine 01220
 
  
 
 Dear Mr. President,
 
 I am writing to bring…
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President Barack Obama The White House CC: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel CC: Secretary of State John Kerry CC: National Security Advisor Susan Rice   Dear President Obama: We are writing to urge you to promptly conclude the policy review on banning…
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Letter to the Members of the HRC

Your Excellency, We write to urge you to vote in favor of the Human Rights Council Resolution on ensuring use of remotely piloted aircraft or armed drones in counter-terrorism and military operations in accordance with international law, including…
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H.E. Ibrahim O. Dabbashi Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations   Dear Ambassador Dabbashi,   We wish to congratulate you on your election on 1 October as chair of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) First Committee on Disarmament…
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Letter to Ambassador Eileen C. Donahoe

Ambassador Eileen C. Donahoe US Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council Route de Pregny 11 1292 Chambésy Geneva, Switzerland   Dear Ambassador Donahoe, I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch, a founding member of an international…
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Mr.Firas AL RASHIDI Acting Ambassador/First Secretary Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in Japan   Your Excellency, We, the citizens of Japan, deeply regret that a large number of Syrian citizens have been victimized in the recent conflict that has been…
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Dear Prime Minister, I am writing to request clarification on your government’s policy on targeted killings, specifically those carried out by the UK’s closest ally, the United States. In recent years the Obama administration has greatly expanded the…
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Mr. Anatoly Isaikin General Director Rosoboronexport Moscow, Russia Re: Syria Weapons Supplies Risk Corporate Complicity in Grave Abuses Dear Mr. Isaikin, I am writing to you on behalf of Human Rights Watch to urge you to halt all weapons deliveries to…