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Open Letter to All Commonwealth Heads of Government

Excellencies, Civil society organizations around the world are calling on the Rwandan authorities to allow an independent, impartial, and effective investigation into the death in custody of Kizito Mihigo, a popular gospel singer and peace activist. As…
Kizito Mihigo.
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PRESENTS AMICUS CURIAE José Miguel Vivanco presents this amicus brief to the Constitutional Court in the case with file number 9304-2014-19-AIA on behalf of Human Rights Watch, located at 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10118-3299.…
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Dear President Morales, I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch to respectfully urge you to push for the reform of several laws that restrict basic rights. The 2009 Bolivian Constitution, which was adopted during your presidency, provides for the…
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24 January 2014   To, H.E. President Evo Morales Plurinational State of Bolivia La Paz Bolivia   Dear President Evo Morales,   We, the undersigned, as advocates of child rights have been closely watching the developments in Bolivia…
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Mr. Makhtar Diop Vice President for Africa World Bank 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA Cc: Ms. Carrie Turk, Country Manager, Rwanda Board of Executive Directors Re: Concerns About World Bank Financing in Rwanda Dear Vice President Diop…
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(This letter was made public on April 28, 2010)  His Excellency President Paul Kagame Office of the President Kigali Rwanda                                                            20 April 2010 Your Excellency, I am writing to express my…
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Rwanda’s state-owned newspaper published an article by one its editorial staff, Grace Kwinjeh, on May 8, 2009. The article accused Human Rights Watch of (among other things) sanitizing those attempting to negate the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The Executive…
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Dear Ambassador, We write in advance of your visit to Africa to highlight key human rights concerns relevant to the Great Lakes region, Liberia, and in your meetings with the African Union, with suggested action points. Great Lakes region Democratic…
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A Letter to the ICTR Prosecutor

Justice Hassan B. Jallow Office of the Prosecutor International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Kigali, Rwanda Dear Mr. Prosecutor, With plans for the closing of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) nearing completion, we write publicly to…
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Letter to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany upon his visit to Uganda and Rwanda

Professor Dr. Horst Köhler   President of the Federal Republic of Germany   Berlin, Germany       Dear President Köhler, We write to ask you to use the opportunities offered by your visits to Uganda and Rwanda to contribute, as Germany has so often done…
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The case of Fulgence Kayishema

Human Rights Watch Amicus Brief to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in the case of Fulgence Kayishema in Opposition to Rule 11bis Transfer. On 25 October 2007, Human Rights Watch (hereinafter “HRW”) filed its request for leave to appear as…