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Introduction This submission highlights concerns about Eswatini’s compliance with its international human rights obligations. It focuses on Eswatini’s failure to implement reforms and the recent, drastic deterioration in the human rights situation. Since…
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A review of Mozambique's floundering commitment to the human rights project.

Introduction Human Rights Watch submits the following information highlighting concerns about the Republic of Mozambique’s lagging compliance with its international human rights obligations. The last Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was made in 2016. The…
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36th Session of the UPR, November 2020

In this update to its October 2019 submission in advance of the 2020 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United States (originally scheduled for May 2020), Human Rights Watch highlights areas of concern regarding threats to the right to vote,…
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Item 6 – 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council

It is disappointing to observe the Turkish government’s refusal, during its UPR, to acknowledge key issues that are at the core of the human rights crisis the country is facing today. If the Turkish government was serious about its engagement with the UPR…
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Item 6 – UN Human Rights Council

We cannot underscore enough our deep sadness and dismay that the Kyrgyz government took no action on Finland’s recommendation and Ireland’s statement to release the human rights defender Azimjon Askarov from prison. Instead authorities denied him adequate…
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Introduction 1. Human Rights Watch submits the following information regarding Lebanon’s implementation of recommendations it accepted following its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2015. 2. Lebanon has failed to make progress on a number of…
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July 2020 Introduction 1. Human Rights Watch submits the following information regarding Nepal’s human rights record since its 2015 Universal Periodic Review (UPR), including efforts towards implementation of recommendations it accepted as well as…
Activists hold an event in memory of people who were disappeared during Nepal’s decade-long civil war, Kathmandu, August 30, 2017.
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July 2020 Introduction In Myanmar’s report to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in November 2015,[1] the government emphasized that it was making every effort to become a democratic society and would engage with the international community to do so…
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Item 6 Universal Periodic Review

Thank you, Madam President.
 
 Human Rights Watch welcomes the adoption of the outcome of the UPR on Iraq, which contained important recommendations to address human rights concerns. We take note of Iraq’s stated commitment to implement these…
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Item 6 Universal Periodic Review

Thank you, Mr. Vice-President.
 
 The strong recommendations received during this UPR cycle for Egypt, including on upholding its domestic legislative and constitutional human rights guarantees, particularly in the context of counterterrorism,…
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Joint Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Egypt by Human Rights Watch and the Egyptian Front

North Sinai Conflict
 
 Since 2011, the Egyptian military and police have battled extremist militants in North Sinai, and residents have lived in fear of arrest, disappearance, and death at the hands of their alleged protectors, the security…
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Introduction
 
 President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a second presidential term in March 2018 elections that were held in a largely unfree and unfair environment. President al-Sisi rose to power on the heels of the June 30 mass protests, when he, as…