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28th session of the UPR

Human rights concerns in Pakistan include an increase in intimidation and attacks against the media by both state and non-state actors; restrictions on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); torture and ill-treatment in custody, particularly against…
A Pakistan Ranger gestures to stop members of the media from taking pictures at an anti-terrorism court in Karachi, Pakistan on March 12, 2015.
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The Fifth Round of the Pakistan-Afghanistan Bilateral Dialogue was held in Islamabad on May 20-21 under the umbrella theme of “Finding a Sustainable Solution to a Human Crisis: Unravelling the Pak-Afghan Paradigm”. An eleven member Afghan…
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Human Rights Watch welcomes the adoption of the outcome of the UPR of Pakistan, which reflected many important recommendations to address human rights concerns in the country. In particular, we appreciate that Pakistan accepted the recommendations to take…
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Summary Ongoing human rights concerns in Pakistan include a dramatic increase in killings across the southwestern province of Balochistan, continuing torture and ill-treatment of criminal suspects, discrimination against religious minorities, intimidation…
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  The armed conflict over South Ossetia has taken a devastating toll on civilians. Several days after the armed conflict erupted Human Rights Watch sent teams of researchers to both sides of the conflict. We interviewed victims of human rights abuses…
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Submission for the Secretary-General's report on a death penalty moratorium

Human Rights Watch's submission documents laws and practices resulting in the death penalty against juvenile offenders in the five countries known to have executed juvenile offenders since January 2005: Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen.
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Human Rights Watch's Submission to the Human Rights Council

Summary Ongoing human rights concerns in Pakistan include arbitrary detention (including of lawyers and human rights defenders); lack of fair trials; mistreatment, torture and enforced disappearances of terrorism suspects and political opponents;…
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Testimony by Tom Malinowski, Human Rights Watch Washington advocacy director<br><br>US House of Representatives Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight

Mr. Chairman, members of the Committee, thank you for holding this hearing and for inviting me to testify. You’ve asked a question today that unfortunately has a very simple answer. Is there a human rights double standard? Yes, there is. There has always…
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Testimonies from "No Rest: Abuses Against Child Domestics in El Salvador"

“When I was ten, I went to work in the first house. I would wash the dishes, make the beds . . . . I slept there. This was in San Salvador. They didn’t pay me because they left and went to their mother’s house and didn’t give me the address. I worked…