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(Nairobi) – Burundi has taken a major step backward by officially withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch said today. Other African ICC members should distance themselves from Burundi’s withdrawal and affirm their support for…
Residents outside their houses in Nyakabiga, in the Burundian capital Bujumbura, look at the body of a man shot dead on December 11, 2015.
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(New York) – Bolivia’s restrictions on the work of nongovernmental organizations violate human rights defenders’ right to freedom of association, Human Rights Watch said today.
 
 On August 5, 2015, Human Rights Watch submitted an amicus brief to…
El presidente boliviano, Evo Morales durante una conferencia de prensa en la sede de las Naciones Unidas (ONU); Nueva York, 08 de enero de 2014. REUTERS / Eric Thayer
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(New York) – Bolivia should amend several laws that undermine the rights to freedom of association and expression, due process guarantees, and children’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to President Evo Morales. These laws, which are…
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The Bolivian government should reject proposals to lower its minimum age of employment below 14, Human Rights Watch said today. President Evo Morales recently expressed support for proposals from a union of child and adolescent workers to abolish a…
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(New York) – Governments should mark June 12, 2013, the World Day against Child Labor, by strengthening legal protections for the 15.5 million child domestic workers worldwide, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments should ratify the International…
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(New York) – Bolivian authorities should ensure a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation of alleged abuses on September 25, 2011, by police against indigenous protesters outside of Yucumo, in Beni Department, Human Rights Watch said today.  The…
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(Washington, DC) – Bolivia should modify its legal framework for prosecuting and putting on trial former heads of state to ensure that it protects basic due process guarantees, Human Rights Watch said today.The Bolivian Legislative Assembly has recently…
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(Washington, DC) - The Bolivian government should unambiguously repudiate the mob attack on the family of former Vice President Víctor Hugo Cárdenas and refrain from any statements that could be interpreted as condoning such violence, Human Rights Watch…
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Bolivia should conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation of the killing of at least 15 civilians in a confrontation in Pando department, Human Rights Watch said today. The governing party and the opposition offer conflicting accounts of the…
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(Washington, DC) - The United States should suspend Ecuador's trade benefits due to the country's failure to comply with the labor rights requirements of the Andean Trade Preferences Act, Human Rights Watch said today in a petition filed with the U.S.…
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Bolivian military personnel implicated in human rights violations must be tried in civilian rather than military courts, Human Rights Watch said today after the Constitutional Court upheld civilian court jurisdiction in a case involving alleged killings…
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Dear President Mesa: I write respectfully to draw your attention to serious obstacles to the ongoing investigation of the killings of more than fifty Bolivians in protests that took place in September and October of this year. Human Rights Watch is…