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(Amsterdam) – “Where Do I Stand?” is the theme of the sixth edition of the Human Rights Weekend in De Balie, Amsterdam, from February 2 to 4, 2018. Human Rights Watch, De Balie and partners invite participants to reflect on these questions: What is your…
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(Brussels) – Governments should pledge political and financial support for sexual and reproductive health to counter the United States’ “Global Gag Rule,” Human Rights Watch said today. The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden are hosting a summit in…
Women and girls wait with their children outside a doctor’s office in Chitwan, Nepal.
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(The Hague) – Human Rights Watch and Leiden University will organize a symposium in The Hague on May 26, 2016, on the one-year anniversary of The Netherlands’ endorsement of the international Safe Schools Declaration. Attacks on schools and the military…
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The Hague – The Dutch government should be the first European Union nation to take concrete measures to implement the Safe Schools Declaration, Human Rights Watch said today at the opening of its #WatchOurSchools campaign. The declaration is designed to…
School in Nikishine, eastern Ukraine, damaged during fighting between Ukrainian government and rebel forces from Aug. 2014 to Feb. 2015.
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(Amsterdam) – Human Rights Watch will present the fourth edition of the Amsterdam Human Rights Weekend from January 29 to January 31, 2016, in De Balie.
 The weekend will include films, a play, and panel discussions with Human Rights Watch experts,…
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(Amsterdam) – Human Rights Watch will present the third edition of the Amsterdam Human Rights Weekend from January 30 to February 1, 2015 at De Balie. The theme is “Reporting Change: Behind the Scenes in the Middle East and North Africa.” The weekend will…
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(The Hague) - Governments wanting to limit impunity for the most serious international crimes should look to the examples of three European countries showing leadership in this area. Specialized war crimes units composed of police, prosecutors, and…
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(Berlin) – The Netherlands, Denmark, and Ireland have moved to improve the rights of transgender people. However, each country retains some requirements that undermine the right of transgender people to have their identity reflected in law. On July 1,…
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(Amsterdam) – Reporters, photographers, researchers and activists from the Middle East and North Africa will bring the stories behind the headlines to The Netherlands on June 15, 2014, Human Rights Watch and World Press Photo announced today. Their work…
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(Brussels) – European Union (EU) leaders in 2013 acknowledged problems of rising intolerance and persistent human rights violations across the EU, but failed to take concerted action, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2014. Human Rights…
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(Amsterdam) – The law on transgender rights that the Dutch Senate approved on December 18, 2013, is an important step toward equality, Human Rights Watch said today. The new law will allow transgender people to change the gender marker in their official…