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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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Third-Party Intervention Filed at European Court of Human Rights

  On 11 November 2019, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch submitted a joint third-party intervention to the European Court of Human Rights in a case involving Libya’s abuses against migrants during operations at sea and upon return to…
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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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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…
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Mr. President, In the past twenty years, at least 15,000 people have died trying to reach Europe's shores from Africa and the Middle East. Many of those who died were refugees and asylum seekers, women and children, human beings fleeing wars, abject chaos…
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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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Joint Statement with Associazione 21 luglio, ASGI, Amnesty International, and Open Society Justice Initiative

(Rome) – The Italian government should abandon any initiative aimed at perpetuating the effects of the past “NomadEmergency,” Associazione 21 luglio, the Association for Juridical Studies on Immigration (ASGI), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch,…
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Summary This submission highlights a number of key areas of concern regarding Italy's compliance with its international human rights obligations. They concern counter-terrorism policies that violate the absolute prohibition on returns to risk of torture…
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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…