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Letter of Support to the Assembly Appropriations Committee

August 10, 2021   Lorena Gonzalez Chair, Committee on Appropriations Assembly Appropriations Committee State Capitol, Room 2114 Sacramento, CA 95814   Via email: approps.committee@assembly.ca.gov   Dear…
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The day Julija was born should have been a day of celebration for Jasmina and Ivica Čuković, a Serbian couple, who had tried for years to have a baby. But the events following their daughter’s birth in a public hospital in Belgrade, Serbia’s capital, left…
Julija Čuković, who spent ten months of her life in an institution, at home in Kragujevac with her parents, where she enjoys to play with her younger sister, also in the photo. © 2016 Zoran Stamenković
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Letter to Chairman Menendez and Ranking Member Corker

Human Rights Watch sent a letter to US senators, urging them to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The text of the letter is below. -------- The…
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Letter to Members of the Conference Committee of the State Senate and House of Representatives

Human Rights Watch wrote in support of Amendment 548 (Regulating Treatment of Disabled Persons) in the proposed Massachusetts state budget, which would put an end to the practice of administering electric shocks as behavior modification to all people with…
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Re: Proposed changes to the rules of Criminal Procedure relevant to the competency of persons to be executed

Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee Pennsylvania Judicial Center 601 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 6200 PO Box 62635 Harrisburg, PA 17106   Criminal Procedural Rules Committee Pennsylvania Judicial Center 601 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite…
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Letter to Maine Legislative Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Senator Stan Gerzofsky and Representative Anne Haskell Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety Augusta, ME 04333 Re: Human Rights Watch supports LD 1611 Dear Senator Gerzofsky, Representative Haskell, and Members of the Committee on Criminal…