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Vote Against Proposed Changes to Spanish Immigration Law

On November 4, 2014, Human Rights Watch and ten other human rights organizations sent letters to all political parties represented in the Spanish Congress calling on them to reject a proposed legislative change that would facilitate summary returns of…
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Withdraw Proposed Changes to Spanish Immigration Law

On November 4, 2014, Human Rights Watch and ten other human rights organizations sent letters to all political parties represented in the Spanish Congress calling on them to reject a proposed legislative change that would facilitate summary returns of…
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Concerns Regarding Proposed Changes to Spanish Immigration Law

Dear Mr. Muižnieks, The undersigned organizations are writing to urge you to use your mandate to make an urgent appeal to the Spanish government to withdraw proposed changes to Spanish immigration law that would facilitate summary returns from Spain’s…
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Concerns Regarding Proposed Changes to Spanish Immigration Law

Dear Mr. Crépeau, The undersigned organizations are writing to urge you to use your mandate to make an urgent appeal to the Spanish government to withdraw proposed changes to Spanish immigration law that would facilitate summary returns from Spain’s…
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Letter to Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

Rashida Manjoo Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences Mr. Anand Grover Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health June 27, 2014 Dear Ms. Manjoo and Mr.…
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Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón Minister of Justice Spain May 9, 2014 Dear Minister Gallardón, We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to express our deep concern with the draft legislation “for the protection of the life of the fetus and of the…
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Proposed Bill Limits Spanish Jurisdiction over International Crimes and Would Breach Key International Treaties

(Madrid) – Lawmakers from Spain’s Popular Party are fast-tracking a bill that would limit Spanish courts’ ability to investigate and prosecute serious crimes under international law. The new proposal to reform the country’s universal jurisdiction laws…
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The Spanish government must ensure that its new agreement on the repatriation of unaccompanied children to Morocco fully complies with Spain’s international human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Spanish Prime Minister José Luis…
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Dear SAARC Government Leaders: As the leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meet in New Delhi on April 3 and 4, 2007, the discussions will inevitably focus upon economics and regional security. At SAARC meetings, human…
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Regarding the EU Call to Close Guantanamo

Human Rights Watch commends the collective call by the European Union to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center that was made at the E.U.-U.S. summit last month. The closing of Guantanamo would be a positive and welcome development. But the closing…