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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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(Geneva) – UN member states should press the government of Fiji during its UN human rights review to end ill-treatment in detention, cease harassment and arbitrary arrest of its citizens, and stop interfering with judicial independence, Human Rights Watch…
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(Bangkok) – Fiji’s political parties and their candidates should make respect for human rights a central issue in their campaigns for the election on September 17, 2014, Human Rights Watch said today in letters to the five major parties fielding…
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(New York) – International Labour Organization (ILO) members should support the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry on Fiji at the March 2014 session of the ILO Governing Body, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to key member states. Such a…
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(New York) – The government of Fiji should amend articles that undermine human rights in a draft constitution that is scheduled to be promulgated on September 6, 2013. While the draft constitution requires respect for certain rights, it includes onerous…
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(Bangkok) – The government of Fiji should end human rights abuses that threaten to undermine the legitimacy of the process begun to draft a new constitution, Human Rights Watch and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) said today in a letter…
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(December 3) – Fiji’s government should end attacks on critics and lift censorship, Human Rights Watch said today in a joint letter with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), International  Federation of Journalists, and Front Line Defenders…
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(Geneva) - UN members should press Fiji's military government during a review of its human rights record to end arbitrary arrests, ill-treatment in detention, and interference with judicial independence, and to ensure a swift return to democratic rule,…
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(New York) – Fiji’s interim government continues to commit human rights abuses two-and-a-half years after a military coup, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Pacific leaders sent on August 1, 2009. Human Rights Watch urged leaders attending the…
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(New York) - Fiji's interim government should immediately reinstate the Constitution, restore judges unlawfully removed from office, and withdraw government censors from newsrooms, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to President Ratu Josefa Iloilo…
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(New York) - In a letter sent today marking the two-month anniversary of interim Prime Minister Voreque Bainimarama’s military coup in Fiji, Human Rights Watch called on him and President Ratu Josefa Iloilo to ensure the swift return to an elected…
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(New York) - Criminal convictions in Fiji of two men for homosexual conduct violate international human rights principles and the country’s own constitution, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 5, a Fijian court sentenced an Australian and a Fijian to…