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Inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on education and children’s services

Introduction Human Rights Watch welcomes the Commons Select Committee’s inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures taken to address the public health emergency on children’s access to education and other essential rights, and the…
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Item 10 Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Somalia

Human Rights Watch welcomes the Independent Expert’s new report. As noted, much needs to be done to ensure that Somalia’s state-building efforts improve civilian protection, respect basic rights, and tackle impunity.
 
 Civilians continue to face…
Somali Freelance journalist Mohamed Guray holds his camera after he was injured in a secondary explosion in front of Dayah hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, January 25, 2017.
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The creation of a new government in Somalia in March 2017 provides an important opportunity to address with international support many of the country’s pressing human rights problems.
 Successive Somali governments and international supporters have…
Prisoners at Mogadishu Central Prison watch as a guard walks pass their cell in December 2013. Most of the military court’s hearings in Mogadishu take place inside the prison, which limits access to hearings for relatives and independent monitors.
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(London) – The March 22, 2017, attack in Westminster was a despicable act of violence. Four people, including a policeman, were killed, and at least 40 more were injured. Some remain in a critical condition. Human Rights Watch extends its deepest…
Armed police respond outside Parliament during an incident on Westminster Bridge.
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The Human Rights Implications of Brexit

Submission to the UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights
 
 The Human Rights Implications of Brexit
 
 October 2016
 
  
 
 Human Rights Watch welcomes this opportunity to submit evidence to the committee. We are…
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Statement delivered under Item 6

Human Rights Watch welcomes the adoption of the outcome of the UPR on Somalia, yet regrets that most recommendations accepted during the country’s last review remain unimplemented.
 
 Somalia’s UPR took place against the backdrop of ongoing abuses…
Somali photojournalist runs for cover while reporting on fighting between the Somali government and African Union forces against the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab in the Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, April 2012.
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 (All updates are in bold) I. Summary and Background Malta places virtually all migrants who arrive by boat without permission, or “irregularly,” in detention, regardless of the fact that many are fleeing violence or persecution. Though under…
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HRC 24th Session: Statement Delivered Under Item 10

The human rights situation in Somalia, particularly in the south-central part of the country, remains dire. The Islamist armed group al-Shabaab continues to commit serious abuses including targeted killings, executions and punishments amounting to torture…