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Respect Rights to Life, Health of Drug Users to Stem Rising HIV Epidemics

(New York) - The United Nations should ensure that policies to control illicit drugs do not impede access to lifesaving HIV services, a group of public health and rights organizations said today in a joint letter to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki…
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Human Rights Watch Highlights Abuses in Pakistan, Kenya, China, Somalia

The established democracies are accepting flawed and unfair elections for political expediency, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2008. By allowing autocrats to pose as democrats, without demanding they uphold the civil and…
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 Rehabilitation Required
 Russia's
 Human Rights Obligation to Provide Evidence-based Drug Dependence Treatment 
 I.
 Summary and Recommendations
 Methods
 II.
 Background
 Illicit
 Drug Use and Drug Policy…
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Injection Drug Users, Deprived of Best Remedies, Left to Own Devices

Russian health policies are failing to adequately treat drug addiction, compounding the country’s serious illicit drug use and drug dependence problem and further putting drug users at increased risk for other serious diseases, Human Rights Watch said in…
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Governments Must Respect Rights to Advance AIDS Fight

Twenty-five years after AIDS was first identified, programs to fight the disease continue to be undermined by conservative ideologies and moralistic approaches, Human Rights Watch said ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1. “The most effective approaches…
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Positively Abandoned Stigma and Discrimination against HIV-Positive Mothers and their
 Children in Russia Summary Recommendations Methods Background Stigma of Revealing Diagnosis Prospect of Parenthood Investigation I: HIV-Positive Women and…
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Letter to the Chairman of the State Duma

We write to express our deep concern about the possible repeal of a recent revision to the Russian penal code decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of narcotic drugs. This revision, enacted May 12, 2004, marked a watershed for Russian drug…
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Reforms have been crucial to Russia's fight against HIV/AIDS

We write to express our deep concern about the possible repeal of a recent revision to the Russian penal code decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of narcotic drugs. This revision, enacted May 12, 2004, marked a watershed for Russian drug…
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LESSONS NOT
 LEARNED: HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AND HIV/AIDS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION I.
 SUMMARY.. II.
 RECOMMENDATIONS For
 the government of the Russian Federation On
 HIV/AIDS On
 narcotic drugs and drug users In
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Government Abuses Heighten Vulnerability of Those Most at Risk

Russia’s burgeoning AIDS epidemic is fueled by government policies that deny HIV-prevention services to those most at risk and also allow discrimination against people with AIDS to flourish, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 62-page…
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POLICY PARALYSIS: A CALL FOR ACTION ON HIV/AIDS-RELATED
 HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS IN AFRICA      SUMMARY II. ABUSES
 OF WOMEN AND GIRLS THAT FUEL HIV/AIDS.. HIV/AIDS and
 Abuse of Girls Risks to
 Women and Girls in…
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U.S. President George W. Bush will be traveling to Africa from July 7-12, visiting Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda, and Nigeria. This packet from Human Rights Watch includes material for each stop along the way. A brief overview of the Bush…
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 April 2003                                                                                                                         Vol.15,
 No. 8 (A)
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Child labor on cocoa farms 'tip of the iceberg'

(New York, April 1, 2003) - West African governments are failing to address a rampant traffic in child labor that could worsen with the region’s growing AIDS crisis, Human Rights Watch charged in a new report released today. The 79-page report, “…