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RE: Challenges to Implementation of GCM Objectives #4, 10, 13, 15, 17, 21 in Cameroon, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, December 2018 – June 2021

I. Introduction The UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) in December 2018 by the vote of 152 states, over a quarter of which are African states, marked a significant milestone in global…
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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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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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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.
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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.
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Ensure Independent and Effective Investigation; Protect Right to Education

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screenshot of school sign. image is outdoors.