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Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Submission to the Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding Children’s Rights and Alternative Care June 30, 2021 Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Committee on the Rights of the Child ahead of its upcoming Day of…
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Submission to the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

This submission is based on Human Rights Watch research on human rights issues impacting older women,[1] including domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in residential institutions for older people, abuses during armed conflict, and health disparities…
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 This memorandum, submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (“the Committee”), ahead of its 74 Pre-Sessional Working Group, highlights areas of concern that Human Rights Watch hopes will inform the…
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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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At least nine individuals indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), are currently believed to be residing in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY). The authorities in Belgrade have refused to arrest any of these…
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This memorandum addresses the issue of Kosovo Albanian political prisoners in Serbia. Newly-elected Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica has pledged to respect human rights and re-establish the rule of law in Yugoslavia. Correcting miscarriages of…
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(Washington, DC, July 27, 2000) Human rights violations in Serbia have been on the rise since autumn 1998, when the threat of war with NATO hung over the country. The repression intensified during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia (March to June 1999), and…
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The international community has repeatedly vowed to prevent "another Bosnia" from happening in Kosovo. Yet indiscriminate shelling, summary executions, and the razing of villages that marked the war in Bosnia are now taking place in Kosovo on a daily…