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His Excellency João Lourenço President of the Republic of Angola Re:  A Human Rights Agenda for the Angolan Authorities Your Excellency, We at Human Rights Watch, an independent organization that monitors and…
Angola's MPLA main ruling party candidate and defence minister, Joao Lourenco, shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote in Luanda, Angola, Aug. 23, 2017.
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Repeal of Decree on Associations No. 238 of 2017

H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith Prime Minister Prime Minister's Office, Vientiane Lao People’s Democratic Republic H.E. Mr. Bounnhang Vorachith President President’s Office, Vientiane Lao People’s Democratic…
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Vice President Joe Biden                              The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500             RE: Human Rights Situation in Serbia  Dear Vice President Biden…
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His Excellency José Eduardo dos Santos President of the Republic of Angola Re: Prosecution of Rafael Marques de Morais Dear President dos Santos, We, the undersigned individuals and organizations, are writing to you to express our strong concerns about…
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In several countries across Asia, torture is used on a regular basis. Bringing perpetrators to justice is notoriously hard, especially in nations where the practice is state-sanctioned, HRW's Phil Robertson tells DW. Inflicting pain by using physical…
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EU must maintain efforts to secure safe return of Sombath Somphone

Brussels, 25 October 2013 EU MUST MAINTAIN EFFORTS TO SECURE SAFE RETURN OF SOMBATH SOMPHONE Dear Member of Parliament, In view of your participation in the upcoming European Parliament (EP) delegation to Laos on October 28, we call on you to maintain…
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Update: The IMF sent a response to Human Rights Watch on April 9, 2012. It is available as a downloadable resource on this page. Ms. Christine Lagarde Managing Director International Monetary Fund 700 19th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20431 Re: March…
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H.E. Mr. Carlos Alberto Lopes Minister of Finance Edifício do MinFin Largo da Mutamba Luanda, República de Angola Your Excellency, I am writing to you on behalf of Human Rights Watch to urge you to publicly account for the US$32 billion unexplained…
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Regional Court’s Future Hangs in the Balance

The Tribunal for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was established in 1992 as a sub-regional court, to provide, among other things, a remedy to citizens of the 15 SADC countries when their own countries were unwilling or unable to act on…
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Letter to High Representative Ashton and EU Foreign Affairs Ministers

Your Excellencies, We are concerned by recent reports indicating that Serbia's European Union (EU) membership application may be accelerated without addressing the question of Serbia's cooperation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the…