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What is the background in the Central African Republic to these cases?   How did the ICC become involved in the Central African Republic? Who are Alfred Yékatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona? When did Yékatom and Ngaïssona first face…
Alfred Yékatom, left, and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, right, taken on Nov. 23, 2018 and Jan. 25, 2019 respectively when they appeared before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands.
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Who is Dominic Ongwen? What is the Lord’s Resistance Army? How did the ICC come to bring charges against Ongwen? What are the charges against Ongwen? How does Ongwen’s experience as a child soldier affect judicial proceedings against…
Dominic Ongwen, a Ugandan commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, waits for the judge to arrive as he made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.
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Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso, Minister of Finance Hiroshi Kajiyama, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Tadashi Maeda, Governor, Japan Bank for International Cooperation Atsuro Kuroda, Chairman and CEO, Nippon Export and…
Coal ash swirls on the surface of the Dan River in Danville, Virginia
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Dear Members of the European Parliament, We, the undersigned Vietnamese and international civil society organisations, are writing to urge you to ensure that the European Parliament postpones its consent to the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (…
A general view shows the plenary room of the European Parliament during a voting session in Strasbourg, France, May 20, 2015.
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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne, Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy. We attach a…
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Dear High Representative/Vice President Mogherini, We are writing to express our deep concern about the arrest and sentencing of legal expert and human rights defender Nguyễn Bắc Truyển in Vietnam, and to request that you take all necessary…
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Joint Letter to the EU's Council and Parliament

To: Mr Donald Tusk President of the European Council Mr Bernd Lange Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade Brussels, 18 January 2019 Re: Call to Postpone the Ratification of the EU-…
Top (left to right): Le Thu Ha, Nguyen Bac Truyen, and Nguyen Trung Ton  Bottom (left to right): Nguyen Van Dai, Phạm Van Troi, and Truong Minh Duc
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Dear Foreign Minister Kono: We are writing to urge you to raise critical human rights concerns during your upcoming visit to Vietnam and meeting with Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi on September 13. We urge you to…
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Human Rights Watch Submission

Australia – Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue Human Rights Watch Submission July 2017   We write on the occasion of the forthcoming 14th Australia-Vietnam human rights dialogue, scheduled to be held in Canberra in…
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February 2017

Around the world, religious freedom is under a sustained attack. In the Asia-Pacific region, there are governments that restrict the freedom to choose and practice a religion, that discriminate in law and policy against certain religious groups, that…