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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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Excellency, We write to welcome your initiative to review United Nations operations in Myanmar, and to strongly urge you ensure that the review is open, transparent and that its findings and recommendations are made public. Given the…
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To: Members of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Honourable Commissioners, Re: Call for Further ACHPR Action on Human Rights in Sudan We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, are writing to urge you to ensure that serious…
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To all United Nations Security Council Members 2 August 2012 Dear Ambassador, 2 August 2012 marks the deadline for Sudan and South Sudan to comply with the African Union (AU) Roadmap for Peace and the United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 2046.…
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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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Colombia continues to face serious human rights problems

Dear Vice-President Garzón, In anticipation of your upcoming visit to Washington, I am writing to bring to your attention pressing human rights issues facing Colombia. We look forward to discussing these issues and to building on the constructive dialog…
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Dear Secretary-General, We are writing in advance of your upcoming visit to Sri Lanka on May 23. The Sri Lankan government's victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) signals an end to the devastating 25-year-long war in Sri Lanka.  We…
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28 Women Who Fled from the Darfur Conflict Welcome the ICC Warrant for al-Bashir

Today the International Criminal Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of General Omar al-Bashir. We, as survivors of the conflict in Darfur, ask you to support the process of international justice, to ensure that our people will see an end to…
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Sir John Holmes Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs New York, New York Goma, February 6, 2009 Dear Sir, On behalf of the Congo Advocacy…
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Regarding the National Human Rights Commission Recommendations on Southern Chhattisgarh

Human Rights Watch urged the Indian government to take immediate steps to implement the recommendations of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) resulting from its recent inquiry on human rights abuses by parties to the conflict in southern…
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Letter to the Security Council

Your Excellency:     We write to urge the Security Council, in view of the recent horrific attacks carried out by the government of Sudan on civilian villages in West Darfur, to strongly and clearly respond to the government's continuing flagrant…
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To the League of Arab States     Your Excellency, We are writing to you in advance of your attendance at the meeting of the League of Arab States due to take place in Khartoum on 30-31 October 2007. We are encouraged by this initiative to discuss the…