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(Washington, DC) – Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra should veto a bill that would grant a conditional release to former President Alberto Fujimori, Human Rights Watch said today. The bill, passed by the Peruvian Congress on October 12, 2018, is a thinly…
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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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(Washington, DC) – The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) economic and trade agreement raises numerous human rights concerns despite unprecedented efforts to address labor issues, Human Rights Watch said today in a new Q & A. The TPP’s rights…
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(New York) – Peruvian authorities should carry out a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation into the killing of three people during a confrontation between police and anti-mining protesters on September 28, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today.…
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(New York) – Member states of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) should press the Venezuelan government to immediately address the serious human rights problems the country is facing, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to several Latin…
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(Washington, DC) – Peru should uphold its obligation to respect the independence of the Constitutional Court and the ombudsman by adhering to an impartial and objective appointment process for all candidates to the posts, Human Rights Watch said today. On…
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(New York) – The jurisdiction of Peru’s military courts should be limited to offenses that are strictly military in nature, Human Rights Watch said today in an amicus brief filed before the Constitutional Court of Peru. In September 2010, former…
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The Peruvian Congress should reject a legislative proposal that includes overly broad language to criminalize the denial of terrorist crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. President Ollanta Humala proposed the bill in August 2012. In December, two…
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Arbitrarily releasing former President Alberto Fujimori from serving his full prison sentence for human rights crimes would be incompatible with Peru’s obligations under international law, Human Rights Watch said today. Fujimori has been receiving medical…
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The Peruvian government should act to prevent the unlawful use of lethal force by security forces during crowd-control operations, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to President Ollanta Humala. Fifteen civilians were killed during protests,…