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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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Mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan Should Be Renewed in Full

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Item 4 Interactive Dialogue with the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

As we speak today, largescale fighting has declined, and a government of national unity is being formed, giving South Sudanese renewed hope for sustainable peace. However, during a public briefing we co-hosted last week, colleagues from the ground spoke…
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Dear Ambassadors of the UN Security Council:
 
 As a coalition of 15 international and regional civil society organizations, we are writing to seek your urgent support in addressing the precarious situation in South Sudan. Delays in implementation…
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Interactive Dialogue with Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

Human Rights Watch urges the Human Rights Council to renew and strengthen the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan and ensure it has enough resources to carry out its important mandate to collect and preserve evidence of serious…
Women from more than forty South Sudanese womens organizations carry placards during march through the city to express the frustration and suffering that women and children face in Juba, South Sudan on December 9, 2017.
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After Years of Threats, Vote Offers Glimmer of Hope to Victims

UPDATE: On July 13, 2018, the UN Security Council voted to adopt a resolution extending the sanctions regime in South Sudan, imposing sanctions on two additional individuals and for the first time imposing a globally enforceable arms embargo on weapons…
Chinese Peacekeepers in the United Nations Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS) ride in their armoured personnel carriers (APC) as they wait in the queue to enter their base in Juba, South Sudan August 1, 2017.
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Regional Sanctions Decision and UN Resolutions Show Growing Concern Over the Conflict

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People wait to be registered prior to a food distribution carried out by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Thonyor, Leer state, South Sudan, February 25, 2017.
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Item 4 Interactive Dialogue with the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

The situation in South Sudan, now in its fourth year of civil war, is beyond dire.  The conflict has expanded across the country, with new fighting in Greater Upper Nile, Western Bahr al Ghazal, and the Equatorias, and has included a series of highly…
A young woman in zone 2 of the sprawling Bidibidi settlement in the West Nile region of Uganda, May 3, 2017.