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Testimony of Researcher Lisa Misol before the U.S. Congressional Human Rights Caucus

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. The conflict-ridden West African subregion is a sad showcase of the human rights and…
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(Bratislava) - The government of Slovakia must do more to bring its arms trade under control, Human Rights Watch said in a new report today. Slovakia adopted some legal reforms in 2001 and 2002, but serious problems remain that allow arms to be…
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U.N. Security Council Member Facilitates Atrocities

(New York, November 5, 2003) – The government of Guinea violated the United Nations arms embargo on Liberia and supplied weapons that Liberian rebels used to commit atrocities, Human Rights Watch charged in a briefing paper released today. “It’s appalling…
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The image of corpses piled up before the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia in July shocked Americans' conscience. Despite several thousand marines offshore, however, Washington has still not made a real commitment to solving Liberia's crisis. If people knew…
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(New York) - The global spread and rampant misuse of small arms and light weapons requires a reinvigorated international response, Human Rights Watch said today. More than 100 governments will gather in New York July 7-11 to assess progress in stemming…
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Liberian Government Forces and Rebels Committing War Crimes

(New York) - The United Nations Security Council should maintain the arms embargo against the Liberian government, Human Rights Watch said in releasing a new report about abuses in Liberia today. Human Rights Watch also called for the arms embargo to be…
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To Members of the UN Security Council Your Excellency: We are writing to urge you to take immediate measures to enforce the arms embargo in Liberia. As you know, the United Nations panel of experts on Liberia, which investigated violations of arms,…
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Weak Export Controls Largely to Blame

(New York) - The United Nations Security Council must enforce the international arms embargo on Liberia, Human Rights Watch said today. A new U.N. report, prepared by an independent panel of experts and scheduled for discussion at the Security Council…
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Human Rights Watch called today for a tightening of the United Nations arms embargo on Sierra Leonean rebels, and highlighted reports of weapons shipments to the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels over the past year. In a briefing paper released…