This submission relates to the review of Guinea under the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. It focuses on the human rights implications of largescale mining and hydroelectric dams, forced relocation from land in Conakry, and…
This submission relates to the review of Guinea under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. It focuses on the issue of the protection of students, teachers, schools, and…
Dear Members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child,
We write in advance of your upcoming pre-sessional review of the Ghanaian government’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Informed by Human Rights Watch’s recent…
(Geneva) - Governments, trade unions, and employers' organizations should combat child labor by adopting a new international treaty on the rights of domestic workers, Human Rights Watch said today in advance of the World Day Against Child Labor, June 12.…
Since independence from France in 1958 the human rights of ordinary Guineans have been systematically undermined under the successive leaderships of Ahmed Sékou Touré until 1984, and then Lansana Conté until his death in December 2008. The…
(Washington, DC) - Guinea's new leader should put the country's chronic human rights problems at the top of his agenda, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Prime Minister Ahmed Tidiane Souaré made public today.
Human Rights Watch identified impunity…
Mr. Ahmed Tidiane Souaré
Prime Minister of the Republic of Guinea-Conakry
Dear Mr. Prime Minister,
As leader of Guinea's newly formed government, we are writing this open letter in order to express our deep concern about your government's continuing…
Bottom of the Ladder
Exploitation and Abuse of Girl Domestic Workers in Guinea
Key recommendations to the Government of Guinea..
Thousands of girls employed as domestic workers in Guinea face labor exploitation and physical abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, on the eve of the International Day of the African Child. The new Guinean government, which took…
Guinean police and other government security forces routinely torture, assault, rob and sometimes even murder the citizens they are entrusted to protect, said Human Rights Watch in a report released today.
The 30-page report, “The Perverse Side of Things…
Youth, Poverty and
The Lethal Legacy
of West Africa's Regional Warriors
Governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Côte d'Ivoire
Governments donating funds to Liberia
(New York) — Thousands of young men and boys, many of whom have committed atrocities while fighting in West Africa’s brutal civil wars, face re-recruitment into the region’s emerging conflicts, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.…
Sir Emyr Jones Parry
U.K. Ambassador to the U.N.
For over a decade, Human Rights Watch has monitored crisis and conflict in West Africa, documented human rights abuses, and pressed for action to stop the abuses. Human Rights Watch…
A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED
HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA
OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS..
Abuse of Girls
Women and Girls in…
(New York) - The U.N. Security Council should hold governments in West Africa accountable for their support of abusive regimes and rebel groups, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper presented to the Security Council today. Members of the Security…
Liberia: Upsurge in Fighting and Humanitarian CrisisCôte d'Ivoire: On the PrecipiceGuineaSierra Leone
The Sierra Leone Special CourtProtection of Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and ECOWAS NationalsChild SoldiersUse of Proxy Forces and Support…
(Freetown) - Rebel attacks on refugees returning home to Sierra Leone cast doubt on a new United Nations plan for "safe passage" through rebel-held territory.
Human Rights Watch research found that Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels are raping,…
(New York) - As the United Nations Secretary-General prepares to visit Sierra Leone, Human Rights Watch today released fresh evidence that civilian suffering continues unabated in the civil war there. In addition to providing details of ongoing…