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June 10, 2021   H.E. Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón President of the Government of Spain La Moncloa Aven Madrid, 28071 Spain   Dear President Sánchez, I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch in advance of your upcoming trip to Central…
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Council of Europe Committee Should Trigger Infringement Proceedings

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Avrupa Konseyi, 22 Mart 2020, Strasbourg Fransa
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Council Meeting Offered Little Hope to Turkey’s Human Rights Defenders

The bolder Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gets, the quieter the European Union (EU). Click to expand Image…
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seen walking near the Turkish and European Union flags.
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To the attention of: Mr Josep Borrell Fontelles EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President European External Action Service (EEAS) Ministers of Foreign Affairs of EU Member States Brussels, 16 March 2021 European…
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Human Rights Council - Item 2 Interactive Dialogue on Nicaragua

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An anti-government protester is dragged away and arrested by police as security forces disrupt an opposition march coined "United for Freedom" in Managua, Nicaragua, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018.
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(Istanbul, February 18, 2021) – Turkish authorities have placed hundreds of student protesters under possible criminal investigation, Human Rights Watch said today. The students were arrested during weeks of protests against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan…
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Bill on Preventing Terrorism Financing Targets Freedom of Association

Click to expand Image On December 24, Turkey’s parliament is due to…
On December 24, Turkey’s parliament is due to vote on a new law that will increase the Interior Ministry’s powers to restrict NGOs’ activities and threatens the right to freedom of association.