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  Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ (“the Committee”) for its Day of General Discussion on the right to education for persons with disabilities. Human Rights Watch…
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HRW Letter to Mayor Luzhkov

On behalf of Human Rights Watch, I write to urge a full investigation into violent protests against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people who were attempting to gather in two nightclubs over the weekend of May 1. On behalf of Human Rights…
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HRW Letter to the European Union

The November E.U.-Russia summit comes at a critical moment in the E.U.-Russia relationship. The European Union will have to reconsider its current policy toward Russia. It must determine on what terms to engage with Russia and what role human rights…
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Letter to Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and President Jacques Chirac

In the past year, expansion has brought the European Union ever closer to Russia’s border, but developments in Russia have moved it farther from European values in human rights. We are writing to respectfully urge you to raise these concerns at the…