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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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Honorable Justice Hernán Salgado Pesantes Ecuadorian Constitutional Court Quito – Ecuador Case: 0011-18-CN José Miguel Vivanco, on behalf of Human Rights Watch, located at 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor, New York, United…
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Your Excellency, I write to express concern that Saudi Arabia’s current detention practices, in many cases, result in arbitrary detention in Saudi Arabia, and to seek your response to a number of questions related to this issue that arise from a recent…
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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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I. Introduction The issue presented before the Ecuadorian Constitutional Court in this case[1] is whether Presidential Decree 1182 violates the Ecuadorian Constitution.[2] Specifically, among other issues, the honorable Court is asked to consider whether…
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Washington, DC, January 29, 2014   Dr. Gustavo Jalkh President of the Council of the Judiciary Council of the Judiciary Quito – ECUADOR   Dear Dr. Jalkh, I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch to express our concern regarding the ongoing judicial…
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Washington, D.C, October 11, 2013   Gabriela Rivadeneira President of the National Assembly Quito - ECUADOR   Dear Mrs. Rivadeneira, I am writing to respectfully urge you to modify three key aspects of the proposed Organic Integral Penal Code currently…
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Ricardo Patiño Foreign Affairs Ministry Ecuador   Washington, D.C., July 22, 2013   Dear Mr. Patiño, We are writing in response to the public statement issued by the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Ecuador on June 20, 2013,[1]regarding a letter we had sent…
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Mr. President Rafael Correa Delgado Washington, D.C. June 20, 2013 Dear President Correa, We are writing to you today, on World Refugee Day, to urge you to revoke Presidential Decree 1182 (the “Decree”), adopted…
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His Highness Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud Minister of the Interior Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Your Highness, We write to request information on the whereabouts and condition of Khaled al-Natour, 27, a Jordanian citizen whom Saudi…
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His Excellency Dr. Fayez al-Tarawneh Prime Minister Amman Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan   Your Excellency, Greetings on the start of Ramadan. Human Rights Watch is writing to express our deep concerns regarding the cabinet’s recent rejection of foreign…
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H.E. Mr. Nabil El Araby Secretary-General The League of Arab States Secretariat - Tahrir Square Cairo, Egypt   Dear Secretary-General, Human Rights Watch welcomes the Council of the League of Arab States’ February 12 call on Syria to end all forms of…
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Dr. ‘Awn al-Khasawna Prime Minister Amman Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan   Your Excellency, Human Rights Watch urges you to set up an independent inquiry into the death of Najm al-Din Ahmad Ali ‘Azayiza (al-Zu’bi), a 20-year-old man from Ramtha, when in…
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On Behalf of : Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), Human Rights Watch (HRW), and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH):    Dear Members of the Royal Committee for Amending the Constitution, The Euro-Mediterranean Human…
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H.E. Prime Minister Samir al-Rifai Prime Minister's Office Amman - Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Re: Urgent Provision of Housing Needed for Sri Lankan Domestic Workers   Dear Prime Minister Samir al-Rifai, Human Rights Watch writes to…