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Laetitia Bader, Human Rights Watch’s Horn of Africa Director, recently returned from a research mission in Sudan to interview refugees who fled the fighting that broke out in Ethiopia’s Tigray region in early November 2020. For several weeks, federal…
People who fled the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region ride a bus to the Village 8 temporary shelter near the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan, December 1, 2020. 
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Response to the Joint Questionnaire on Covid-19 and Human Rights by UN Special Procedure Mandate Holders

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Poverty/Pages/callCovid19.aspx We are writing to share our concerns regarding the protection of older people during the Covid-19 pandemic. These include access to social services, concerns regarding nursing homes,…
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Submission to the plenary session on Pakistan

Human Rights Watch has documented numerous child rights violations in Pakistan in recent years. This submission relates to Articles 2, 6, 8, 19, 20, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 38, and 40 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. In…
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Letter to Congressional Leaders

Brasília, June 9, 2015   Renan Calheiros Senator, President of the Federal Senate of Brazil   Andre Moura, Federal Deputy, President of the Chamber of Deputies Special Commission on PEC 171…
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Letter to the Members of the HRC

Your Excellency, We write to urge you to vote in favor of the Human Rights Council Resolution on ensuring use of remotely piloted aircraft or armed drones in counter-terrorism and military operations in accordance with international law, including…
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Letter to North Carolina Senators

Human Rights Watch wrote to urge the North Carolina Senate to pass House Bill 585, which would bring all correctional and juvenile facilities in the state into compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The text of the letter is below…
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Letter to Ambassador Eileen C. Donahoe

Ambassador Eileen C. Donahoe US Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council Route de Pregny 11 1292 Chambésy Geneva, Switzerland   Dear Ambassador Donahoe, I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch, a founding member of an international…
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Letter to Florida Senator Greg Evers

Senator Greg Evers Chair, Senate Criminal Justice Committee 440 S. Monroe Street 412 Knott Building Tallahassee, FL 32301 Re: Senate Bill 1350 Dear Senator Evers: Human Rights Watch urges the Senate Criminal Justice Committee to oppose Senate Bill (SB…
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Letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett

On October 19, 2012, Human Rights Watch wrote to Governor Corbett and urged him to veto Senate Bill 850, which would maintain life without parole sentences as an option for child offenders. The text of the letter is below. -------- The Honorable Tom…
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In California, “life without parole” means just that – it is a sentence to die in prison. The United States is the only country in the world to impose this sentence on youth 17-years-old or younger, ignoring the ability of young people to grow and change…
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Support Obstetric, HIV and Palliative Care

(Mombasa) - The Kenyan government should remove barriers to health care and make sure that there is no backsliding in access to care, Human Rights Watch said today in a submission to parliament. Parliament is currently debating the budget for 2011-2012.…
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Call to Adequately Fund Obstetric, HIV and Palliative Care

Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the drafting of the next budget (2011-2012) in Kenya. We conduct research and advocacy around the world on the linkages between human rights and health issues, including on access to health…
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Letter to the Editor on Supreme Court Decision Regarding the Sentence of Juvenile Life Without Parole

Re "Justices Limit Life Sentences for Juveniles" (front page, May 18): To the Editor: The Supreme Court decision on Monday to prohibit sentences of life without parole for juvenile offenders who did not commit homicide is a welcome recognition of…
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Letter urging the Minister of Justice to abolish death penalty

Hon. Dr. Allan Marat Minister of Justice Department of Justice Government of Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Dear Minister Marat: We write to express concern over your recent statements in Parliament suggesting that the death penalty might be…