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Submission to the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

This submission is based on Human Rights Watch research on human rights issues impacting older women,[1] including domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in residential institutions for older people, abuses during armed conflict, and health disparities…
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President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Re: Mine Ban Treaty Dear President Obama, We are writing to urge you to review US policy toward banning antipersonnel landmines and to commit the US to joining…
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton US Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Re: Mine Ban Treaty Dear Secretary Clinton: We are writing to urge the United States to participate in the Second Review Conference of the 1997 Mine Ban…
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A Human Rights Watch Position Paper

The concept of smart (i.e., self-destructing) mines certainly has humanitarian allure. In theory, a mine that blows itself up in a relatively short period of time is preferable to a mine that lasts for decades, and should pose less danger to civilians. A…