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General Recommendation on Access to Justice

Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) for its General Recommendation on access to justice. Human Rights Watch has done extensive research on this…
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Allegations of Responsibility Should Be Evaluated by Courts

The US State Department should not issue a recommendation to grant the former president of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo, immunity in a civil suit, Human Rights Watch said. The State Department is expected to notify a US district court judge in Connecticut on…
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Human Rights Watch welcomes the Universal Periodic Review report on Venezuela, which includes recommendations to improve the precarious human rights situation in the country. Although Venezuela’s government accepted many of these recommendations, it also…
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Warrantless Searches Intimidate Defenders and Victims

(New York) - Mexican federal prosecutors should immediately open a thorough and impartial investigation into the raid by federal police on the office of the human rights organization Centro de Derechos Humanos Paso del Norte in Ciudad Juarez, Human Rights…
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During its Consideration of the Fifth Periodic Report of Mexico

Thank you. In its fifth periodic report, the Human Rights Committee raised important issues for Mexico to address regarding the use of the armed forces to confront organized crime, as it impacts the rights enshrined in the International Covenant on…
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State Department Report on Mexico and the Merida Initiative Human Rights Requirements

From: José Miguel Vivanco, Executive Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch To: Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, U.S. Senate RE: State Department Report on Mexico and the Merida Initiative…
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Briefing to the 60th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights

In its annual resolution on torture, the Commission on Human Rights should reaffirm the absolute obligation of states not to return (“refouler”) a person to a country where he or she is at risk of being subjected to torture or other cruel or inhuman…