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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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Families of Victims of Police Brutality, Civil Society Groups Write to Ensure Effective Accountability and Follow-up to HRC Resolution 43/1

Re: The UN Human Rights Council’s role to ensure effective accountability and follow-up to HRC Resolution 43/1 Dear Excellencies, The families of victims of police violence and undersigned civil society organizations write with regard to the…
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Families of Victims of Police Brutality, Civil Society Groups Write to Ensure Effective Accountability and Follow-up to HRC Resolution 43/1

10 May 2021 H.E. Michelle Bachelet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland Re: The UN Human Rights Council’s role to ensure effective accountability and follow-up to HRC…
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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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Letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder

Attorney General of the United States U.S. Department of Justice Washington, DC Dear Mr. Attorney General: Human Rights Watch writes to present our recommendations in reaction to the comprehensive report submitted on August 20, 2010 by the government…
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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…
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Letter to Condoleezza Rice ahead of US Security Council Presidency in June

Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State US Department of State Washington, DC 20520 Dear Madam Secretary: We are writing you in advance of the US assumption of the UN Security Council presidency this June to call your attention to the Sudanese government’s…
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Following on yesterday's joint NGO letter, Human Rights Watch writes to Secretary Rice to emphasize its conclusion that the draft resolution on the U.N. Human Rights Council represents the strongest outcome anyone could hope to wrest from the General…
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Ten Human Rights and Civil Society Leaders Urgently Write Secretary Rice

Ten human rights and civil society leaders signed a letter to Secretary Rice, which requested U.S. support for the draft resolution on the new U.N. Human Rights Council. We are urgently writing to request that the United States support the draft…