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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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 In Vietnam, more than 130 political prisoners are currently locked up simply for exercising their basic rights. Rights bloggers…
Political prisoners in Vietnam
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UN Should Press Government to Reverse Decision

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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.
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Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso, Minister of Finance Hiroshi Kajiyama, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Tadashi Maeda, Governor, Japan Bank for International Cooperation Atsuro Kuroda, Chairman and CEO, Nippon Export and Investment…
Coal ash swirls on the surface of the Dan River in Danville, Virginia