On November 22, the Australian parliament passed legislation that will extend control orders to children as young as 14, becoming the first Western country to explicitly do so. Legislation in Australia in 2005 established special mechanisms known as “…
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security
PO Box 6021
Canberra ACT 2600
October 12, 2016
Re: Submission to the Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on…
This week, parliament will debate changes to national security laws intended to keep Australians safe. But parliament shouldn’t rush to adopt laws that infringe on basic rights and that risk criminalising the legitimate actions of whistle-blowers,…
Today Julian Assange, the Wikileaks publisher, begins his third year confined in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. He fled there, receiving political asylum, when Sweden sought his extradition to answer sexual assault allegations. Although both Assange…
(New York) – The United Nations General Assembly should approve a new resolution and make clear that indiscriminate surveillance is never consistent with the right to privacy, five human rights organizations said in a November 20, 2013 letter to members…
(Washington, DC) – The Australian prosecutor’s office should drop the asset-seizing case against former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks for money he earned from a book he wrote about his six years in US custody at Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights Watch said…
Mr. Dan Eliasson
601 70 NORRKÖPING
by facsimile and post: +188.8.131.52
Re: Application of Adel Abdul Hakim
Dear Mr. Eliasson,
We, the undersigned nongovernmental organizations, are writing in support of…
(New York) - Newly elected Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd should make human rights a priority for the new government’s policies at home and abroad, Human Rights Watch said in a letter today.
The letter provides the Rudd government with specific…
The Hon Kevin Rudd MP
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Re: Australian foreign policy with regard to Burma, China, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea and Australian domestic policy on counter-terrorism, refugees, indigenous Australians, and…
The European Parliament should condemn European complicity in the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) program of “extraordinary renditions” and secret detention of prisoners, Human Rights Watch said today.
The report of the European Parliament’s…
Cases Involving Diplomatic Assurances against Torture
Developments since May 2005
Certificate Cases (Update)
Zeki Mahjoub: Torture…
The United Nations’ ruling that Sweden violated the global torture ban in its involvement in the CIA transfer of an asylum seeker to Egypt is an important step toward establishing accountability for European governments complicit in illegal US renditions…
European governments should take concrete steps to help close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter sent to EU foreign ministers. sent to EU foreign ministers.
In the letter, Human Rights Watch commends…
Human Rights Watch commends the collective call by the European Union to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center that was made at the E.U.-U.S. summit last month.
The closing of Guantanamo would be a positive and welcome development. But the closing…