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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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Letter to the UN Human Rights Council

To Permanent Representatives of
 
 Members and Observer States of the
 
 UN Human Rights Council
 
  
 
  Geneva, 25 May 2017
 
  
 
 RE: Addressing the pervasive human rights crisis in Ethiopia
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Human Rights situations that require the Council's attention

Human Rights Watch is deeply concerned about several human rights situations that have either been inadequately addressed by this Council, or on which the Council has remained largely silent.
 
 Bangladesh has taken an ever-increasing turn to…
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Human Rights Crisis in Ethiopia

A human rights crisis is taking place in Ethiopia. It has received little attention internationally but is the biggest political crisis to hit Ethiopia since the 2005 elections.
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Protesters in Oromia region, Ethiopia.
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Joint statement on the Impact on human rights defenders

Violent acts by non-state groups against the general population for political purposes are abhorrent crimes that, when widespread or systematic, can amount to crimes against humanity.  We unequivocally condemn such acts, and extend our solidarity and…
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HRC 27 -- Statement Delivered Under Item 6

Human Rights Watch welcomes the adoption of the outcome of the UPR on Ethiopia, which reflected many important recommendations to address human rights concerns in the country. We welcome Ethiopia’s stated commitment to rights-based development and the…
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To Permanent Representatives of Member States of the UN Human Rights Council, and Observer States of Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Togo

Your Excellency, We are writing to you to ask your delegation to urgently consider calling for a Special Session of the Human Rights Council on the human rights of migrants at sea. The devastating event in Lampedusa speaks for itself, and warrants a…
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 (All updates are in bold) I. Summary and Background Malta places virtually all migrants who arrive by boat without permission, or “irregularly,” in detention, regardless of the fact that many are fleeing violence or persecution. Though under…
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Council Members to Visit Great Lakes Region

(New York) – United Nations Security Council members should use their visit to the Great Lakes region of Central Africa to help end human rights abuses and impunity for the worst crimes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights Watch said in a…