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Item 6 Universal Periodic Review

Thank you, Madam President.
 
 Human Rights Watch welcomes the adoption of the outcome of the UPR on Iraq, which contained important recommendations to address human rights concerns. We take note of Iraq’s stated commitment to implement these…
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Re: Protecting Human Rights in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Dear Minister Payne,
 
 Congratulations on your reappointment as foreign minister. Human Rights Watch looks forward to working with you to make protection of human rights a strong pillar of Australia’s foreign policy.
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UN Security Council’s ISIS Probe Omits Other Forces’ Abuse

(New York) – The United Nations Security Council has missed a key opportunity to address war crimes and rights abuses by all sides to the conflict in Iraq, Human Rights Watch said today. The council unanimously adopted a resolution on September 21, 2017,…
Heads of state and their representatives take part in a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to address the situation in the Middle East during the General Assembly for the 71st session of the U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New Yo
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Human Rights situation in Iraq and Yemen

Six months ago, the Human Rights Council adopted a deeply flawed, one-sided resolution on the human rights situation in Iraq, failing to address the necessity of holding pro-government militias and volunteer fighters accountable for the atrocities they…
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Countries Should Press All Parties to End Abuses

(Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council has missed a key opportunity to address war crimes and rights abuses by all sides to the conflict in Iraq. The council adopted a resolution on the Iraq conflict by consensus on March 27, 2015, that…
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Security Council Should Impose Sanctions for Targeting Children, Teachers

(New York) – Armed forces and armed groups that attack schools and teachers should face consequences from the United Nations Security Council, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said today. The UN Secretary-General’s annual…
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Backlog of Work Facing UN Rights Body

(Geneva) – The Human Rights Council, whose fourth session begins on March 12, has a growing backlog of abuses it must address, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper released today. “Addressing severe abuses shouldn’t be put on hold while the Human…