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15 December 2020: On the eighth anniversary of the enforced disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, reiterate our calls on the government of Laos to reveal his fate and whereabouts, and to investigate…
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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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We write on the occasion of the forthcoming 5th Australian-Laos human rights dialogue, scheduled to be held in Vientiane, Laos in July 2017. Australia should raise pressing human rights issues in an unambiguous manner, set clear benchmarks for…
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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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On the fourth anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, condemn the Lao PDR government’s ongoing failure to adequately investigate Sombath’s disappearance. We urge…
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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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Human Rights Watch makes this submission on the occasion of the Australia-Laos Human Rights Dialogue, scheduled for March 2015 in Canberra. Laos recently appeared for its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the United Nations Human Rights…
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(Updates highlighted in bold) The government of Laos continues to severely restrict fundamental rights including freedom of speech, association, and assembly. Since 2010 the government has arbitrarily arrested and detained, and in at least two cases…