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Summary Maciré Camara, a widow and mother of five, is a farmer in Diakhabia, a village in the Boké region of Guinea, West Africa.[1] Walking through Camara’s community, it’s hard to imagine the connection between the global car industry and her rural…
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But Mining and Refining the Metal Often Involves Human Rights Abuses

Sales of electric cars are surging – with sales predicted to rise from 2 million in 2018 to 12 million in 2025 – as people choose to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and better protect the environment. To keep electric cars lightweight and ensure…
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To the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association

Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input on the challenges and risks facing climate defenders for the upcoming report by the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. While recognizing that…
Activists from mining communities protesting at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on August 24, 2018, KwaZulu-Natal © 2018 Rob Symons
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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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Four Suspected Political Opposition Supporters Died Since November

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A sign showing Conakry’s central prison. Photo taken on March 11, 2021, in Conakry, Guinea. 
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UN Should Press Government to Reverse Decision

Click to expand Image أعضاء في "جمعية الإمام علي" يحملون لافتة عليها…
أعضاء في "جمعية الإمام علي" يحملون لافتة عليها شعار الجمعية واسمها. 
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(Beirut) – Iran should address gaps in its long-awaited draft law on violence against women that offers limited protections for survivors of domestic violence, and put it before the parliament for a vote, Human Rights Watch said today. Over the past year…
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Alleged Excessive Use of Force, Internet Shutdown

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People gather in front of the Razi Hospital in Saravan where those injured in the shooting of February 22, 2021 were believed to be taken.