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Prevent Children From Being Taken Across Borders to Face Abuse, Exploitation

(Dakar) - Guinea-Bissau's National Assembly should act quickly to pass a law criminalizing human trafficking, Human Rights Watch, SOS Talibé Children, and the Association of the Friends of Children said today. The draft law, which the Assembly recently…
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“Off the Backs of the Children” Forced Begging and Other Abuses against Talibés in Senegal Map of Senegal and Guinea-Bissau Summary Recommendations To the Government of Senegal To the Government…
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Government Should Hold Teachers Accountable and Regulate Schools

(Dakar) - Tens of thousands of children at residential Quranic schools in Senegal are subjected to slavery-like conditions and severely abused, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Human Rights Watch urged the Senegalese authorities to…
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(New York) - As leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet at the Thai beach resort of Hua Hin this week, recent events on other Asian coastlines presents a challenge to the grouping. The plight of the ethnic Rohingya Muslim…
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Authorities Should Account for Missing Refugees

(New York) - Thai authorities should end intimidation and forced deportations of Lao Hmong refugees detained in a camp in Petchabun province, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch expressed concern for the well-being of some 1,300 Lao Hmong…
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More Than 8,000 Lao Hmong at Risk of Forced Repatriation

(New York) - The Thai government should not forcibly repatriate thousands of Lao Hmong refugees currently detained in Thailand to likely persecution in Laos, Human Rights Watch said today. The Thai-Lao border committee will meet from September 2-4 to…