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(New York) – The truck attack on October 31, 2017, on a popular bicycle path in New York City was a horrific act of violence. Official sources reported that eight people were killed and 11 were injured in the attack near the…
First responders aid a woman following the truck attack in Manhattan in New York City, October 31, 2017.
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Harvard Criminal Justice Policy Program and Human Rights Watch Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

The Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School (CJPP) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) thank you for this opportunity to provide input in advance of your visit to the United States as the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty. Our…
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(London) – The attack at the Manchester Arena on the night of May 22, 2017, was a despicable act of violence, Human Rights Watch said today. According to official sources, at least 22 people were killed in the bombing, and 59…
A woman lays flowers for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack, in central Manchester, Britain May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Staples
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Follow-up Assessment Report

The below shadow report was submitted to the United Nations' Committee against Torture by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union on March 1, 2016. Introduction  This submission assesses the response of the United…
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But Halt Open-Ended Detention, Military Commissions

US President Barack Obama submitted a plan for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to the US Congress on February 23, 2016. “President Obama’s plan to close Guantanamo is a step forward,” said Laura Pitter, senior…
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Modest Reform Would Mitigate Harm to Poor Families

(New York)— A bill introduced in the US House of Representatives by Rep Mark Takano (D-CA) could help curb some of the most prevalent abuses associated with the privatization of misdemeanor probation in several US states, Human Rights Watch said today.…
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As the Senate considers the USA Freedom Act this week, policymakers should strengthen it by limiting large-scale collection of records and reinforcing transparency and carrying court reforms further. The Senate should also take care not to weaken the bill…
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Would Impose Transparency, Curb Abuse, Protect Rights of Poor

(New York) – A bill passed today by Georgia’s House of Representatives includes important and far-reaching reforms of the state’s abuse-ridden for-profit probation industry, Human Rights Watch, the national American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the…
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During its Consideration of the Third to Fifth Periodic Reports of the United States of America CAT 53rd Session

I. Summary   Human Rights Watch would like to express its appreciation to the United Nations Committee against Torture (the “Committee”) for this opportunity to provide information on the compliance of the…