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Ensure Continued Scrutiny of the Human Rights Situation in Eritrea

11 June 2019   To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Ensure continued scrutiny of the human rights situation in Eritrea   Excellency,…
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To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

Excellencies, Ahead of the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council (“HRC” or “the Coun­cil”), we write to you as a cross-re­gional group of non-governmental organizations to share our serious concerns over the sys­te­ma­tic, wide­spread and…
Eritrean refugees hold placards during a protest against the Eritrean government outside their embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel May 11, 2015.
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Submission to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Dear Commissioner King: Human Rights Watch has examined human rights violations in Eritrea since independence in 1991, but especially the steady deterioration of human rights since 2001. In that year, the government closed all independent…
Wendy Isaack, researcher at Human Rights Watch, delivers a statement at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, in Banjul, Gambia, November 6, 2017.
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Questions and Answers

The European Union (EU) is facing unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants arriving by boat. In 2014, 220,000 people arrived, almost double the combined total of 121,000 from 2011 through 2013. During just the first six…
Un buque de la Armada irlandesa Le Eithne, participa en una operación de rescate como parte del operativo Frontex Tritón, el 6 de junio de 2015
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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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To Permanent Representatives of Member States of the UN Human Rights Council, and Observer States of Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Togo

Your Excellency, We are writing to you to ask your delegation to urgently consider calling for a Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights of migrants at sea. The devastating event in Lampedusa speaks for itself, and warrants a…
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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…
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Full cooperation with the ICTY should remain a pre-condition for closer EU ties

To H.E. Maxime Verhagen Foreign Affairs Minister The Netherlands Your Excellency, On Monday June 14, the Foreign Affairs Council will once again consider establishing closer ties with Serbia during discussion of the ratification status of Serbia's…
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Full cooperation with the ICTY should remain a necessary pre-condition for EU talks

To EU Foreign Affairs Ministers Your Excellencies, On Monday, June 14, the Foreign Affairs Council will once again consider establishing closer ties with Serbia during discussion of the ratification status of Serbia's Stabilization and Association…
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The President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Boris Tadic People's Office of the President Masarikova 5/VI 11000 Belgrade Serbia Via Fax +381 11 3620 676 Dear Mr. President, I write to you to express concern that persistent homophobia in Serbian…