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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to…
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Summary The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, once described the discovery of oil in the 1990s off the coast of the small Central African nation as “manna from heaven,” the Biblical life-saving bread that God sent…
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Summary Since Mohammed VI became king in 1999, tens of Moroccans have been imprisoned solely for their nonviolent speech, under both the press code and the penal code. They include journalists convicted of defaming persons,…
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Summary Because of the pain I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t talk to my friends. I wanted to crush my head against the wall and shake…. …. My pain tears me apart.. —Adil Akram, 29, who battled cancer in his leg for…
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Map Summary We know … that we are clandestine migrants, illegal …
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Summary After the Moroccan boxer Zakaria Moumni won the light-contact boxing world championship in 1999, he repeatedly contacted Moroccan authorities to claim a job in the Youth…
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Lonely Servitude Child Domestic Labor in Morocco Summary Under-Age Employment Deceptive Intermediaries Abusive and Exploitative Working Conditions Progress …
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 Morocco: “Stop Looking for Your Son” Illegal Detentions under the Counterterrorism Law Summary Recommendations to the Government of Morocco Introduction Methodology Preventing Torture and Ill-Treatment:  Morocco…
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Freedom to Create Associations A Declarative Regime in Name Only I. Overview Recommendations Methodology II. The Legal Framework for Associations Moroccan law Procedures for declaring an association…
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Map of Equatorial Guinea’s Major Offshore Oil and Gas Fields I. Summary Since 1968, the year Equatorial Guinea gained independence from Spanish colonial rule, the country has been run by a succession of…
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Summary This report is in two parts. Part one examines present-day human rights conditions in Western Sahara. Part two examines present-day human rights conditions in the Sahrawi refugee camps administered by the Popular Front for…
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Returns at Any Cost Spain's Push to Repatriate Unaccompanied Children in the Absence of Safeguards Introduction Spain's Push for Repatriations Bilateral Readmission Agreements Lack Safeguards and Transparency Spanish Funded Care Centers…
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Unwelcome Responsibilities Spain's Failure to Protect the Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children in the Canary Islands Map of the Canary Islands Location of the Canary Islands I. Summary Key Recommendations II. Methodology and Scope 1. Methodological…
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Swept Under the Rug Abuses against Domestic Workers Around the World I. Introduction Best and worst government practices Key recommendations To Labor Ministries To Heads of State and Government, and…
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Inside the Home, Outside the Law Abuse of Child Domestic Workers in Morocco I.Summary Methods II. Recommendations To the Moroccan Government To the Parliament To the Ministry of Employment and Professional Development To the Ministry of…
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Morocco's Truth Commission Honoring Past Victims during an Uncertain Present Organizations and Commissions mentioned in this report I. Summary II. Human Rights Watch Recommendations To Moroccan Authorities To the Equity and…
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I. SUMMARY Morocco has made impressive strides in human rights over the last fifteen years. These advances have included greater respect for basic civil and political rights, including freedom of expression and freedom of …