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Dear Governors,                     We are writing to applaud the commitment the Governors, through the Interstate Legal Amazon Consortium, have made to fight illegal deforestation in the Amazon and to…
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Briefing on Food Security in Northern Communities

Human Rights Watch is an independent, international organization conducting research and advocacy in some 100 countries worldwide. In 2020, Human Rights Watch released a report, “‘My Fear is Losing Everything’: The Climate Crisis and First Nations’ Right…
Weenusk First Nation member, Mike Wabano, sets up camp for caribou hunting on a frozen river near Peawanuck, December 14, 2019. As a result of warming temperatures, ice and snow cover is often thinner and more unstable.
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How the US Can Help Save the Amazon

Dear Secretary Kerry: We are writing to share Human Rights Watch’s views on how the United States can best help Brazil halt the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and protect the people who live there. We are encouraged by President Biden’s…
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Neskantaga First Nation

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, I write to you today to express Human Rights Watch’s deep concern that Neskantaga First Nation is once more in a state of emergency due to its inadequate water infrastructure. Human Rights Watch conducted research in…
Roxanne Moonias, mother to an infant with a chronic illness, demonstrates one of the steps she takes to ensure her baby is not exposed to contaminants in the water.
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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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Submission to the plenary session on Pakistan

Human Rights Watch has documented numerous child rights violations in Pakistan in recent years. This submission relates to Articles 2, 6, 8, 19, 20, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 38, and 40 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. In…
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Letter to Congressional Leaders

Brasília, June 9, 2015   Renan Calheiros Senator, President of the Federal Senate of Brazil   Andre Moura, Federal Deputy, President of the Chamber of Deputies Special Commission on PEC 171…
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Letter to North Carolina Senators

Human Rights Watch wrote to urge the North Carolina Senate to pass House Bill 585, which would bring all correctional and juvenile facilities in the state into compliance with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). The text of the letter is below…
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Letter to Florida Senator Greg Evers

Senator Greg Evers Chair, Senate Criminal Justice Committee 440 S. Monroe Street 412 Knott Building Tallahassee, FL 32301 Re: Senate Bill 1350 Dear Senator Evers: Human Rights Watch urges the Senate Criminal Justice Committee to oppose Senate Bill (SB…
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Letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett

On October 19, 2012, Human Rights Watch wrote to Governor Corbett and urged him to veto Senate Bill 850, which would maintain life without parole sentences as an option for child offenders. The text of the letter is below. -------- The Honorable Tom…