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RE: Challenges to Implementation of GCM Objectives #4, 10, 13, 15, 17, 21 in Cameroon, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, December 2018 – June 2021

Contents: I. Introduction II. Human trafficking (Nigeria, Senegal) III. Migrant detention (Mauritania, South Africa) IV. Migrant returns (Cameroon, Mauritania, Tanzania) V. Discrimination, xenophobia, access to services and documentation (South…
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35th Ordinary Session

Human Rights Watch respectfully submits this written presentation to contribute testimony from children to the discussion on the impact of Covid-19 on children at the 35th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of…
Schoolchildren attend class at a school in Norton, west of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, September 10, 2019.
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(Johannesburg) - South Africa’s Constitution contains a wide range of socio-economic rights. In 2015, expanding and deepening South Africa’s commitment to the realization of socio-economic rights, the South African Government ratified…
The United Nations’ Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in session during South Africa’s first review. (C) 2018 Elin Martínez/Human Rights Watch
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28th session of the UPR

Human rights concerns in Pakistan include an increase in intimidation and attacks against the media by both state and non-state actors; restrictions on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); torture and ill-treatment in custody, particularly against…
A Pakistan Ranger gestures to stop members of the media from taking pictures at an anti-terrorism court in Karachi, Pakistan on March 12, 2015.
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The Fifth Round of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Bilateral Dialogue was held in Islamabad on May 20-21 under the umbrella theme of “Finding a Sustainable Solution to a Human Crisis: Unravelling the Pak-Afghan Paradigm”. An eleven member Afghan…
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Questions and Answers

When the International Criminal Court’s member countries gathered in November 2015 for their annual meeting, both Kenya and South Africa raised issues about developments at the ICC over the previous year that affected their countries. Kenya…
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Human Rights Watch response to Department of Basic Education media statement in response to Human Rights Watch’s report “Complicit in Exclusion”: South Africa’s Failure to Guarantee an Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities August…
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Appeal by Humanitarian Leaders Puts Pressure on BRICS

(New York) – South Africa should respond to the stark new picture of Syria’s humanitarian crisis by working with Brazil and India for improved access to humanitarian aid, including over Syria’s borders, Human Rights Watch said today. In a briefing to…