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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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Somalia’s long-running armed conflict continues to take a heavy toll on civilians in much of south-central Somalia. The warring parties continue to kill, wound and forcibly displace civilians.  Restrictions on humanitarian access exacerbate the human…
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Human Rights Watch's Submission to the Human Rights Council

Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to discuss human rights in Bolivia during its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which addressed a range of concerns, including restrictions on the work of human rights defenders, impunity for human rights…
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Argument to the US Court of Appeals on Suing Foreign Torturers in the US

Human Rights Watch filed an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in the case of Yousuf v. Samantar, which is now before the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In the brief, Human Rights Watch argues that when Congress passed the Torture Victim…