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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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France Complicit as Magomed Gadaev at Risk of Torture in Chechnya

Magomed Gadaev, 37, an asylum seeker from Chechnya and key witness in a high-profile torture case against Chechnya’s leadership, was abducted by Chechen security officials on April 11, two days after his deportation from France to Russia…
Magomed Gadaev pictured in Paris, France.
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Organizations Initiate Procedure to Push for Reforms to End Widespread Abuses

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Police officers perform an identity check and body pat-down of a young man in Paris, France.
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Civil Society Organizations File Class Action Challenging Ethnic Profiling

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Police search a man at night
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As domestic violence rates soar in Europe under COVID-19 restrictions, women’s groups protest government inaction from Poland to Turkey.

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Protesters with a banner reading "Women's Strike" take part in a rally against the Polish government’s plans to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on prevention and combating of domestic violence, in Warsaw, Poland, July 24, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski
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A Country Shocked and Mourning Needs a Just, Fair Response

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People set flowers at a memorial in front of the Notre Dame church, in Nice, France, October 30, 2020.