The Hon. Tony Abbott, MP
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Re: Human Rights in Foreign and Domestic Policy
Dear Prime Minister Abbott,
Congratulations on your recent election as Prime Minister of Australia.
Human Rights Watch is a…
Bhutan should at least allow elderly refugees to spend their remaining days in their homeland.
WASHINGTON - "The army took all the people from their houses," the young man said. "As we left Bhutan, we were forced to sign the document. They snapped our photos. The man told me to smile, to show my teeth. He wanted to show that I was leaving my…
Ganga Baral is among the first of thousands of Bhutanese refugees who will be arriving in the United States during the next several years. She and her family arrived this Spring in Phoenix from a refugee camp in the farthest eastern reaches of Nepal, a…
Bhutan may profit from evocative tourist images of an isolated cloud kingdom whose people live in serenity and colorful traditional dress, but for many Bhutanese it's far from idyllic. It's a place where citizens can't get a government job, buy or sell…
The effects of ethnic cleansing aren’t confined to places like Darfur and Kosovo. Today, over 100,000 of Bhutan’s ethnic Nepali citizens languish in refugee camps here, stripped of their citizenship and stateless. It’s a decade-long tragedy that’s only…
Need for Durable Solutions for Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal
IV. Life in the Refugee Camps in Nepal
Initial interviews conducted by Human Rights Watch in mid-October 2006 with two survivors of the Nangpa Pass shooting near the China-Nepal border on September 30, 2006.
Interview with X from Driru County, Nagchu Prefecture
Q1. What is your name and where…
(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.…