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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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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2                                                                                                       July 9,…
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President Barack Obama The White House CC: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel CC: Secretary of State John Kerry CC: National Security Advisor Susan Rice   Dear President Obama: We are writing to urge you to promptly conclude the policy review on banning…
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H.E. Ibrahim O. Dabbashi Permanent Representative of Libya to the United Nations   Dear Ambassador Dabbashi,   We wish to congratulate you on your election on 1 October as chair of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) First Committee on Disarmament…
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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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President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Re: Mine Ban Treaty Dear President Obama, We are writing to urge you to review US policy toward banning antipersonnel landmines and to commit the US to joining…
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton US Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Re: Mine Ban Treaty Dear Secretary Clinton: We are writing to urge the United States to participate in the Second Review Conference of the 1997 Mine Ban…
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HRW Letter to the Afghan Support Group

Dear Ms/Mr/Ambassador: As the Afghan Support Group meets on Wednesday, Human Rights Watch urges you to ensure that three areas, often low on the priority list for post-conflict planning, are considered: justice and accountability, reintegration of…
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Open Letter to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Ministers

Re: International Humanitarian Law Issues and the Afghan Conflict Your Excellency: The initiation of armed conflict between the United States-led coalition and Afghanistan following the September 11 attacks on the U.S. raises a number of important…