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Modernized System for Prescribing Strong Medicines

(Mexico City) – Mexico’s introduction on June 15, 2015, of a new system for prescribing and dispensing strong prescription pain medicines will significantly improve health care for people with advanced illnesses, Human Rights Watch said today. …
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Palliative Care Guidelines Issued

(Mexico City) – The Mexican Health Ministry took an important step on December 09, 2014, to ensure access to palliative care for people suffering from pain due to incurable illness, Human Rights Watch said today. The government released long-awaited…
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Enforce Law Guaranteeing Pain Relief

(Mexico City) – Tens of thousands of patients with terminal illnesses in Mexico suffer unnecessarily from severe pain and other symptoms because they cannot access adequate end-of-life care, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The…
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70,000 a Year Suffer Torment for Lack of Treatment

(Dakar) – Tens of thousands of patients in Senegal suffer from excruciating pain every year without relief, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Unnecessarily restrictive government regulations and poor training for healthcare workers…
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Leaders Must Tell Senegal to Prosecute or Extradite Habré

(Banjul)- African leaders meeting at the African Union summit on July 1 and 2 must contribute more troops to protect civilians in Darfur and urge Sudan to consent to a U.N. force in Darfur, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the leaders. They…
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Today’s decision by the U.N. Commission on Human Rights to appoint an independent expert on counterterrorism and human rights will help ensure greater rights protection in the global fight against terrorism, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights…
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(Geneva) - This year's session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has proved even more disappointing than last year, Human Rights Watch said on the last day of the six-week meeting in Geneva.     An "abusers club" of governments hostile to…
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Victory for Hissène Habré's Victims

The United Nations Committee against Torture has called on Senegal not to allow Chad's exiled former president, Hissène Habré, to leave the country. In February 2000, Hissene Habre was indicted on torture charges, but Senegal's highest court ruled last…