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To the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Human Rights Watch makes this submission in response to the request for contributions for your study on the rights of the Indigenous child. This submission is based on research conducted by Human Rights Watch in Australia, Canada, Colombia, Indonesia, New…
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On August 2, 2017, Human Rights Watch submitted the following written statement to the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues of the United States’ Senate regarding…
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(New York) – In response to the Nobel Committee awarding the 2016 Peace Prize, please find the following response from Human Rights Watch, which can be attributed to José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director: “We congratulate President Santos on…
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Statement delivered under Item 6

Human Rights Watch welcomes the adoption of the outcome of the UPR on Estonia, which reflected many important recommendations to address new and long-standing human rights concerns. We take note of Estonia’s stated commitment to improving human…
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Under the agreement announced by government and FARC negotiators in Havana on December 15, 2015, a new “Special Jurisdiction for Peace” – made up of a Peace Tribunal and Judicial Panels that determine which cases go to trial – will be…
December 15, 2015.
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General Recommendation on Access to Justice

Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) for its General Recommendation on access to justice. Human Rights Watch has done extensive research on this…
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Eight labor and human rights organizations call on the Colombian government to respect the work of trade unionists and human rights defenders in Colombia and to retract statements that put these workers at risk. We seek this action in light of the…
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US House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

I am honored to appear before you today. Thank you for your invitation to address the human rights situation in Colombia and discuss U.S. policy towards that country. Mr. Chairman, members of the Committee: I am honored to appear before you today. Thank…
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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…
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Although their motives and goals are different, both the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the paramilitaries allied under the umbrella group the United Self-Defense Groups of Colombia (AUC) commit similar abuses and crimes.