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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne,
 Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy.

HRW Calls on Cosponsoring States to Provide Funding for Syria Investigative Mechanism

 Dear Ambassador,
 We write to thank your government for its support for the December 2016 General Assembly resolution to establish the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of…
The UN General Assembly votes on the Syria Investigative Mechanism resolution
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Call on the Human Rights Council to step up its action towards the release of all arbitrarily detained persons in Syria

Your Excellency,
 At the upcoming 30th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (14 September-2 October 2015), we call on your delegation to support a country- and issue-specific resolution that addresses the fate of all…
We, the undersigned organisations, call upon the 41 Governments that compose the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, to take action and address the alarming proliferation of surveillance…

As Olympic games open in Sochi, 37 humanitarian, human rights, and peace organizations call for UNSC Resolution to open Syria to aid.

Dear Foreign Minister: As the world comes together in Sochi to open the Olympic Games, Syrians are living under siege. In the spirit of the ancient tradition of an Olympic truce, echoed by the United Nations Secretary General in January, we call on…
Mr.Firas AL RASHIDI Acting Ambassador/First Secretary Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in Japan   Your Excellency, We, the citizens of Japan, deeply regret that a large number of Syrian citizens have been victimized in the recent conflict that has been…