Since 2016, armed Islamist groups have dramatically increased their presence in Burkina Faso, creating an environment of fear throughout the country. They have attacked government buildings and schools, intimidated teachers,…
Today Julian Assange, the Wikileaks publisher, begins his third year confined in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. He fled there, receiving political asylum, when Sweden sought his extradition to answer sexual assault allegations. Although both Assange…
(Dakar) - Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has in recent months stepped up targeting tourists and aid workers for murder and kidnapping in Mali, Niger, and Mauritania, Human Rights Watch said today. AQIM should immediately and unconditionally free…
Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu
Organisation of the Islamic Conference
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dear Dr. Ihsanoglu,
Human Rights Watch is a nongovernmental organization that since 1978 has reported on violations of international human…
Mr. Dan Eliasson
601 70 NORRKÖPING
by facsimile and post: +184.108.40.206
Re: Application of Adel Abdul Hakim
Dear Mr. Eliasson,
We, the undersigned nongovernmental organizations, are writing in support of…
The European Parliament should condemn European complicity in the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) program of “extraordinary renditions” and secret detention of prisoners, Human Rights Watch said today.
The report of the European Parliament’s…
Cases Involving Diplomatic Assurances against Torture
Developments since May 2005
Certificate Cases (Update)
Zeki Mahjoub: Torture…
The United Nations’ ruling that Sweden violated the global torture ban in its involvement in the CIA transfer of an asylum seeker to Egypt is an important step toward establishing accountability for European governments complicit in illegal US renditions…
European governments should take concrete steps to help close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter sent to EU foreign ministers. sent to EU foreign ministers.
In the letter, Human Rights Watch commends…
Human Rights Watch commends the collective call by the European Union to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center that was made at the E.U.-U.S. summit last month.
The closing of Guantanamo would be a positive and welcome development. But the closing…
A Council of Europe expert group has rightly decided not to develop guidelines for the acceptable use of diplomatic assurances to justify sending people to places where they are at risk of torture, Human Rights Watch said today.
“We welcome this decision…
Case of Mohamed Bilasi-Ashri (2001 to present)
Repatriation of Seven Sudanese Nationals (1995)Case of Metin Kaplan
Case of Nuriye KesbirCase of X: Netherlands to MoldovaCase of Ramzy v.…
European governments must provide detailed information about their participation in or knowledge of the Central Intelligence Agency’s unlawful detention and transfer of terrorist suspects.
Two European bodies are investigating the CIA’s activities in…
In the days after the bombings of 7 July, there were many reasons to feel proud to be a Londoner. Politicians responded with dignity to the terrible events. People of all faiths stood together in the knowledge that those who had commissioned these crimes…