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Killings, Disappearances, Recruitment of Children as Soldiers Go Unpunished

(Bogotá) – Armed groups have committed egregious abuses against Colombian and Venezuelan civilians as they fight for control in Catatumbo, northeastern Colombia, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 64-page report, “…
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Parliament to Vote on Controversial Penal Code Article

UPDATE: On August 1, 2017, Jordan’s lower house of parliament voted to repeal penal code article 308 entirely. (Amman) – Jordanian lawmakers will decide on August 1, 2017 whether to remove or amend an infamous provision in…
A Jordanian police officer stands guard in front of the parliament in Amman, Jordan May 29, 2016.
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Ensure Perpetrators Prosecuted, Health Services for Victims of Rape, Domestic Violence

(Washington, DC) – Colombia’s laws on violence against women are not adequately protecting victims displaced by the armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. Approximately two million internally displaced women and girls face…