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Summary Mikheil, a miner for 35 years, died along with three other miners on July 16, 2018, in an underground explosion in the Tkibuli coal mine, in Imereti, Georgia. He was 54 years old and left behind his wife and his son, also a miner. Mikheil’s…
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  Summary In February 2016, a 23-year-old musician and DJ, Kote Japaridze and two of his friends acquired two grams of MDMA, a recreational synthetic drug that acts as a stimulant and hallucinogen, producing distortions in…
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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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Administrative Error Georgia’s Flawed System for Administrative Detention Summary Key Recommendations To the Government of Georgia Methodology I. Background…
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Map of Gali District © Human Rights Watch 2011 This map is for reference only and does not imply political endorsement of its content. Summary Almost 18 years after a cease-fire ended the…
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Meeting the Challenge Protecting Civilians through the Convention on Cluster Munitions Table of Acronyms Introduction Cluster Munitions and their Human Toll The Convention on Cluster Munitions…
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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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  Acronyms CCW   Convention on Conventional Weapons DPICM   Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munition ERW   Explosive remnants of war GPS   Global positioning system…
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Map of South Ossetia Executive Summary Overview The armed conflict over South Ossetia lasted one week in August 2008 and will have consequences for lifetimes and beyond. The conflict and its aftermath have seen lives, livelihoods, homes, and…
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Crossing the Line Georgia's Violent Dispersal of Protestors and Raid on Imedi Television Summary Sequence of Events Accountability for the Excessive Use of Force.. Methodology Background The…
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Summary In October and November 2006, Russian authorities detained thousands of Georgians and expelled more than 2,300 of them to Georgia, including many Georgians residing legally in Russia. Russian authorities denied…
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Undue Punishment Abuses against Prisoners in Georgia Summary Background The Georgian Prison System... Organized Crime in Georgia Organized Crime in the Georgian Penitentiary System... Government Efforts to Combat Organized Crime…
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POLICY PARALYSIS: A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA      SUMMARY II. ABUSES OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS.. HIV/AIDS and Abuse of Girls Risks to Women and Girls in…
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In a report released today, Human Rights Watch documents Georgia's repeal of reforms that would have widened access to the courts to hear torture and other complaints of abuses by the police, procuracy, and security forces.The Georgian parliament repealed…