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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…

Investigate Killings of Civilians in Mautu Village, South-West Region

Click to expand Image A screenshot from a video showing an empty Mautu…
A screenshot from a video showing an empty Mautu village, South-West, 9 days after the soldiers conducted an abusive operation there, killing 9 civilians. After the military attack, villagers fled to the nearby bush and surrounding villages fearing renewed violence.

Ensure Fair Ngarbuh Trial and Participants’ Safety; Prosecute All Responsible

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Memorial ceremony held on February 21, 2020 at the Saint Theresia Cathedral l in Kumbo, North-West region, Cameroon, for victims of the Ngarbuh massacre.

Ensure Independent and Effective Investigation; Protect Right to Education

Click to expand Image Screenshot of a video filmed outside Mother Francisca…
screenshot of school sign. image is outdoors.

35th Ordinary Session

Human Rights Watch respectfully submits this written presentation to contribute testimony from children to the discussion on the impact of Covid-19 on children at the 35th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of…
Schoolchildren attend class at a school in Norton, west of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, September 10, 2019.

Separatists’ Abuse Continues in South-West

“Fine play,” a pidgin English expression for “well done.” That’s what an alleged separatist fighter can be heard saying as the throat of a woman is cut with a machete…
 A screenshot of the video showing Confort Tumassang being interrogated and threatened by armed separatists before her killing, August 11, 2020, Muyuka, South-West region, Cameroon