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10 Key Issues that Demand the Administration's Immediate Attention

Whoever wins the November 3 presidential election has an opportunity  – and a responsibility – to help the United States move forward by making human rights a priority in the next administration. This includes ending policies that undermine the…
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End Containment Policy, Organize Transfers Now

 (Athens) – The Greek government and its European Union partners should urgently ensure that all asylum seekers on the Aegean islands are transferred to suitable accommodation on the mainland or relocated to other EU countries as winter approaches…
Asylum seekers outside their tent in the "Olive Grove", a makeshift camp outside Moria camp on the island of Lesbos on October 31, 2018.
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During its Consideration of the Fourth Periodic Report of the United States

Human Rights Watch submitted this statement in advance of the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s upcoming pre-sessional review of the United States. We hope that the points raised in this submission will inform the Committee’s understanding of the US…
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Xenophobia has soared in Greece, a country in the midst of a deep economic crisis and on the front line of immigration into the European Union. The upsurge of violence this year has left migrants and asylum seekers—many of whom have fled war zones—afraid…
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Oral Statement Under Item 6

The Universal Periodic Review of the United Kingdom addressed a range of concerns including counterterrorism legislation and policies, as well as ways in which the UK is failing to its obligations to promote and protect women’s human rights. The UK…
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Human Rights Watch welcomes the UPR report on Greece, which includes important recommendations concerning implementing the National Action Plan on Migration Management and the asylum reform by ensuring that all migrants are treated according to Greece’s…
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Submission to the 9th UPR session (November 2010)

Executive SummaryEquality and DiscriminationRight to Life, Liberty, and Security of PersonAdministration of JusticeMigrants, Refugees, and Asylum SeekersHuman Rights and CounterterrorismAppendix of Human Rights Watch Reports and Research Executive…
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The Impact of Immigration Law Enforcement on Women & Families

  Thank you all for coming today and for taking part in this discussion. My name is Meghan Rhoad and I am the US researcher for the Women's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch. I was the principal researcher and author of the March 2009 report,…
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Human Rights Watch submission to the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law

Human Rights Watch respectfully submits this testimony to the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law as it examines the issue of medical care for immigration detainees. In…
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Q & A Regarding the Impact of H.R. 10—Implementing 9-11 Commission Recommendations

Human Rights Watch believes that many aspects of the proposed House Bill (H.R. 10) raise serious human rights concerns. H.R. 10 undercuts U.S. commitments to vulnerable populations, and it does so disingenuously by dressing up its proposals in the…
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Statement by Human Rights Watch on the Occasion of the Euro-Mediterranean Civil

Thank you to the organizers of this workshop and the European Commission for this opportunity to participate in a very timely and important discussion about the impact of September 11 on immigration law and policy in Western Europe and the Euro-…
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Context Post-September 11: General Concerns

Human Rights Watch understands the interest in developing European Union-wide internal security measures in the aftermath of the 11 September attacks in the United States. However, a number of recent E.U. proposals to…
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In this memorandum, human rights watch criticizes the Greek government for punishing victims while their traffickers enjoy impunity. Trafficking victims are often apprehended by the police, detained, and deported without getting justice for the abuses…