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South Koreans With HIV Are 10 Times More Likely to Commit Suicide

The South Korean government considers people living with HIV morally unfit to teach English and medically unfit to receive government scholarships to study at South Korean universities. But the UN and governments around the world have long recognized that…
Participants work on a campaign for World AIDS Day in Seoul, South Korea, December 1, 2011.
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Don’t Exclude Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People from Policy

(New York) – South Korea should immediately halt the roll-out of its new sex education policy, released early this year, and revise materials that fail to include homosexuality or sexual minorities, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the government…
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A year ago, South Korea announced at the 19th International AIDS Conference that it had eliminated immigration regulations that discriminated against people living with HIV and prevented them from entering, living, and working in the country. But that…
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Ten Long Years: A Briefing on Eritrea’s Missing Political Prisoners Summary Methodology Recommendations To the Government of Eritrea To the United Nations, African…
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The start of the New Year brought the news that the United States and South Korea had ended their travel bans against visitors living with HIV/AIDS. UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe said the repeals were "a victory for human rights on two sides of…
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Returned to Risk Deportation of HIV-Positive Migrants Summary Introduction International Law Prohibitions on Deportation: The Principle of Non-Refoulement Additional Human Rights and Humanitarian Protections…
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Need to Ensure Continuity of Treatment and Care Across Borders

(London) - National governments, in cooperation with international agencies and donors, should reconsider deportation policies for people living with HIV/AIDS, four HIV/AIDS and human rights groups said in a report released today. The 27-page report, "…
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Mr. Lee Seong-Taek Investigator Anti-Discrimination Division National Human Rights Commission of Korea Dear Mr. Lee: Human Rights Watch (HRW) is pleased to have the opportunity to submit this letter for your consideration in conjunction with the…
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When the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first identified, many governments around the world followed a similar path: first denying that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), that causes AIDS, exists, then blaming foreigners for bringing…
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Kenya, US and Ethiopia Cooperate in Secret Detentions and Renditions

Kenya, Ethiopia, the United States and the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia cooperated in a secret detention program for people who had fled the recent conflict in Somalia, Human Rights Watch said today. In a March 22 letter to the Kenyan…
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Thomas Amolo Director of Political Affairs  Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Nairobi, Kenya  Dear Mr. Amolo, Human Rights Watch's research has found that the governments of Kenya, Ethiopia, the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, and the United…
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The reform of law 26626 on HIV/AIDS is important, not just because it stipulates that the state must provide treatment to people living with HIV—essentially a step in the right direction. It is also important because the reformed law would force all…
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POLICY PARALYSIS: A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA      SUMMARY II. ABUSES OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS.. HIV/AIDS and Abuse of Girls Risks to Women and Girls in…
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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…
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(Washington, DC) - The Peruvian government has failed to reform the country's draconian and much-criticized anti-terrorism legislation, Human Rights Watch said in a backgrounder released just prior to U.S. President George W. Bush's visit to Peru. Human…
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Since the collapse of the corrupt Fujimori government in November 2000 the human rights situation in Peru has improved significantly. During Fujimori's last term in office (1995-2000), Vladimiro Montesinos, the de facto head of the National Intelligence…
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(Washington, DC) - Under President Bush's November 13th Military Order on military commissions, any foreign national designated by the President as a suspected terrorist or as aiding terrorists could potentially be detained, tried, convicted and even…