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Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for his thematic report to the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly regarding the rights of persons with…
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(Beirut) - Human Rights Watch mourns the passing of the philanthropist Ali Ghandour, whose support was critical to building our organization’s role in promoting and protecting human rights in Lebanon. He died on August 29, 2020, at the age of 89…
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Delivered Under Item 6, HRC 25

The Human Rights Council’s review of Jordan comes at a time of serious external challenges and government plansfor internal reform. Jordanian authorities are currently undertaking legislative changes to realize priorities of King Abdullah’s reform agenda…
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In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Jordan passed new legislation that threatens freedom of expression and extends executive control over online media outlets. Freedom of expression and association remain circumscribed in law and practice, and security services…
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Memorandum to Prime Minister Nader al-Dahabi of Jordan concerning the 2009 Proposed Amendments to the 2008 Law of Societies

Submitted by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network and Human Rights Watch International human rights law and Jordan's Constitution establish the right to freedom of association and allow only narrow limitations to be placed on that right.…
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A response to <a href="http://hrw.org/pub/2006/al-Rai092406.pdf">critique</a> published in Jordanian newspaper al-Ra'i

Your article concerning the September 22 meeting between Major General Al-Dhahabi and Human Rights Watch (September 24) attributes to me comments I never made. I never “promised to refer to the GID before writing any report on human rights in Jordan.” Al-…
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A response to <a href="http://hrw.org/pub/2006/arabic/al-Dustur092906.pdf ">critique</a> published in Jordanian newspaper al-Dustur

The critique by an unnamed official in the Ministry for Political Development of the Human Rights Watch report Suspicious Sweeps: The General Intelligence Department and Jordan’s Rule of Law Problem fails to address the human rights violations it…
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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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The status of Palestinian exiles in Arab host states has had a fraught history since 1948, and in the region today their lives differ dramatically depending on their place of residence. In Jordan, for example, most of the 1.5 million Palestinians have…