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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…
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Special Session on East Timor, Geneva, September 23-24, 1999

Madam Chair, Human Rights Watch believes that there is a strong prima facie case that crimes against humanity have been committed in East Timor. We urge the Commission to set up a formal Commission of Experts, composed of expert investigators and given…