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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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Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019 Honorable Justice Hernán Salgado Pesantes President of the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court Quito – ECUADOR Case: 0014-19-IN Subject: Human Rights Watch Amicus curiae on Venezuelan…
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Human Rights Watch letter to Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa on Venezuela’s Crisis

Dear Minister Nin Novoa, I am writing to respectfully urge you to adhere to the joint statement on Venezuela’s crisis delivered by Peru on July 6, 2018, at the United Nations Human Rights Council. The statement, which was a regional initiative…
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José Miguel Vivanco, on behalf of Human Rights Watch, located at 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor, New York, United States, presents this amicus brief to the Honorable Inter-American Court of Human Rights in case “Rocío San Miguel et al. v. Venezuela.” For…
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Washington, D.C., October 27, 2016 His Holiness Pope Francis The Apostolic Palace – Vatican City Your Holiness, In advance of the Holy See’s participation in an eventual dialogue between the Venezuelan…
Pope Francis poses with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a meeting at the Vatican on June 17, 2013.
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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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His Holiness The Pope The Apostolic Palace – VATICAN CITY Your Holiness, I am writing in advance of your upcoming meeting with President Nicolás Maduro, to be held on Sunday, June 7. We would like to share with Your…
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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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Washington, D.C., June 26, 2014   Hector Timerman, Foreign Affairs Minister of Argentina Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Foreign Affairs Minister of Brazil Heraldo Muñoz, Foreign Affairs Minister of Chile María Ángela Holguín, Foreign Affairs Minister of…
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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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Washington, D.C., July 11, 2013   Mr. Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Mr. Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and…