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Dear Minister Payne,
 
 Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy.
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(New York) – Governments meeting at the United Nations about the needs of women and children with disabilities should develop a clear plan of action to promote and uphold their rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Among others steps, they should make…
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Human Rights Watch welcomes the UPR report on Nepal, which includes important recommendations concerning Nepal's commitments to adopt a comprehensive and inclusive constitution, to ensure justice for victims through the adoption of a Truth and…
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On Jan. 25 in Geneva, the Working Group on the UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) held its hearing on Nepal. The UPR happens once every four years for each UN member state and makes recommendations for improving the human rights…
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For a full decade, the UN Security Council has addressed the severe abuses that children experience in armed conflict. Its response has included a series of six resolutions (1261, 1314, 1379, 1460, 1539, and 1612), the creation of a specialized working…
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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…
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Sweden violated the absolute ban on torture by expelling a terrorism suspect to Egypt, the United Nations Committee Against Torture ruled today. Sweden justified the transfer saying it secured assurances from Egypt that the suspect would not be tortured…
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Due in part to Human Rights Watch's advocacy, the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will establish an office in Nepal to monitor human rights abuses. The office will be the second largest OHCHR office in the world, with a…
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Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists today called on the international community to stand firm in its response to the human rights crisis in Nepal at the Commission on Human Rights and continue to monitor…
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Mr. Chairman,     Human Rights Watch urges the Commission to take action on the situations in Nepal, Sudan and Uzbekistan.     In Nepal, Maoists and the army continue to kill civilians with impunity. As Human Rights Watch documented, Nepal has one of the…
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(Geneva) — With a membership that includes governments responsible for crimes against humanity, the U.N. Commission on Human Rights meeting in Geneva next week must take dramatic steps to restore its sinking credibility, Human Rights Watch said today.…
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(New York) -- The Nepali government must ensure there is no repeat of the April 4 incident in which police used excessive force against peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should promptly and independently investigate the…