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Mercury, Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining

Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the Special Rapporteur’s report on mercury and human rights. Mercury attacks the central nervous system and can cause lifelong disability, including brain damage, and even death. It…
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HRW Submission to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

December 6, 2021 1. Introduction This submission is based on Human Rights Watch’s research on human rights issues impacting older people, with a focus on rights in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies, the right to live independently and…
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Submission to the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

This submission is based on Human Rights Watch research on human rights issues impacting older women,[1] including domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in residential institutions for older people, abuses during armed conflict, and health disparities.…
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