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88th Pre-Session

We write in advance of the 88th pre-session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and its review of the Sultanate of Oman’s compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Human Rights…
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H.E. Hussein Ali Al-Hilali Attorney General Sultanate of Oman Via email to the Oman Human Rights Commission Via fax to the Oman Human Rights Commission: +968 24218906 May 22, 2018   Your Excellency: We write on behalf of Human Rights Watch to…
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An ongoing legal case in London could provide the impetus for significant reforms to improve human rights protections for workers in the garment industry. The UK legal action doesn’t relate directly to clothing companies, but it sounds a warning that…
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Inspiring story of #Malawi musician and albinism activist, Lazarus.  
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(Banjul, October 26, 2018) – Malawi’s laws prohibiting consensual same-sex relations foster a climate of fear and fuel violence and discrimination, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The punitive legal environment combined with social…
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 They [police] started slapping and punching me, forcing me to confess that I am “gay.” The beating lasted for more than an hour.
 —Olivia, 19-year-old transgender woman, May 2018, Lilongwe
 
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A new treaty to deepen the link between environmental protection and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to reduce the conflicts that lead to the murders of so many environmental defenders in the region. 
 
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Bernardo, a man in his 30s, was born in a quilombo (Afro-Brazilian) community of around 60, men, women, and children in Minas Gerais State, southeast Brazil. Bernardo told Human Rights Watch that he feels powerless against aerial spraying of pesticides. “