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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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(Brussels) - European Union leaders during 2014 were too often willing to sideline human rights at home when expedient in a year marked by success for populist and Eurosceptic parties in European Parliament elections and beyond, Human Rights Watch said…
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(New York) – Human Rights Watch is deeply saddened by the death of Vaclav Havel, the playwright, political dissident and former Czech president who died on December 18, 2011. “Havel inspired his people, and millions more across eastern Europe, to stand up…
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(Geneva) – The first session of the new country review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council was undermined by inconsistencies and the timidity of some governments in reviewing others, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 18, 2008 the council…
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(Geneva) – The UN Human Rights Council will begin a new review process on April 7, 2008. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is the most innovative and ambitious instrument of the council and was set up to assess the human rights performance of all 192 UN…
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(London, November 14, 2007) – The European Court of Human Rights ruling that the Czech government engaged in indirect discrimination against Roma children is a major step forward in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights, Human Rights Watch…
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The European Union (EU) should continue to press candidate countries in Central and Eastern Europe to improve arms trade controls, Human Rights Watch said today. Tomorrow, the EU is expected to release the latest annual reports assessing the progress of…
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New Pending legislation in Slovakia does not go far enough to prevent illicit arms trafficking, Human Rights Watch said today. The Slovak parliament is expected to vote this week on amendments to tighten legal controls on the foreign trade in weapons. The…
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A prominent Uzbek dissident, Mohammed Solih, was arrested in Prague yesterday for a politically motivated conviction in Uzbekistan and faces extradition, Human Rights Watch said today. Solih had traveled to Prague on an invitation from U.S. Radio Free…
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Human Rights Watch called on the Cuban authorities to release two prominent Czech citizens who have been held in detention since January 12. The Cuban Criminal Code contains a very broad definition of "rebellion" that criminalizes a whole host of…