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Recent Laws on Child Labor, Justice, Free Expression Need Revision

(New York) – Bolivia should amend several laws that undermine the rights to freedom of association and expression, due process guarantees, and children’s rights, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to President Evo Morales. These laws, which are…
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World Day Against Child Labor Highlights Exploitation in Domestic Work

(New York) – Governments should mark June 12, 2013, the World Day against Child Labor, by strengthening legal protections for the 15.5 million child domestic workers worldwide, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments should ratify the International…
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Proposed Legislation Undermines Free Speech

The Peruvian Congress should reject a legislative proposal that includes overly broad language to criminalize the denial of terrorist crimes, Human Rights Watch said today. President Ollanta Humala proposed the bill in August 2012. In December, two…
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Timing and Circumstances of License Revocation Suggest Censorship

UPDATE: On October 5, 2010, the Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications authorized the definitive reopening of Radio Bagua. (Washington, DC) - The Peruvian government's decision this month to revoke the broadcast license of a local radio…
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At Least 32 Confirmed Dead

Ms. Gladys Margot Echaíz Ramos Attorney General of Perú Ministerio Público-Fiscalía De La Nación Av. Abancay Cdra 5 Lima Dear Ms. Echaíz, I am writing to express our deep concern regarding the violent confrontation on June 5 in the province of Bagua…
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Human Rights Watch's Submission to the Human Rights Council

Justice for past abuses is a leading human rights concern in Peru. While authorities have made some progress in holding accountable those responsible for some abuses committed during its 20-year armed conflict (1980-2000), most perpetrators continue to…
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(Washington, DC)-A bill in Peru's Congress allowing the government to interfere with the activities of nongovernmental organizations would undermine human rights protections in Peru, Human Rights Watch said in a letter sent to President Alan García on…
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It is not necessary to be an anti-globalization activist to worry about the trade negotiations between Peru and the United States. You just have to be a woman. All trade agreements negotiated by the Bush administration have ignored the internationally…
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(New York) - Peru’s government should immediately investigate the reported use of lethal force by the security forces to quell protests taking place throughout the country, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 29, twenty-two-year-old Eddy Quilca Cruz…