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First Move Toward Equal Marriage Rights in a Post-Communist Country

The Czech government expressed support on Friday for a same-sex marriage bill, sponsored by 46 members of parliament from various political parties.
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Campaigners for same-sex marriage during Prague Pride, Czech Republic, August 12, 2017.
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Issue is on the Agenda for October’s Parliamentary Elections

If it was up to the thousands who participated in last week’s Prague Pride, it’s clear the Czech Republic would be joining the growing list of countries legalizing same-sex marriage.
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Campaigners for same-sex marriage during Prague Pride, Czech Republic, August 12, 2017.
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Concerted Action Needed to Restore Credibility

(Brussels) - European Union leaders during 2014 were too often willing to sideline human rights at home when expedient in a year marked by success for populist and Eurosceptic parties in European Parliament elections and beyond, Human Rights Watch said…
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Request to support adoption of children raised by a registered partner together with a biological and legal parent

Dear Mr. Hamacek,   I write to you on behalf of Human Rights Watch. As you may know Human Rights Watch is an independent international non-governmental organization dedicated to defending and promoting fundamental rights, working in over 90 countries…
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  We've just heard that Uzbek President Islam Karimov has "postponed" his visit to Prague, scheduled to start on February 20. This follows a campaign by over 30 organizations, including Human Rights Watch, to get the visit cancelled. The announcement is…
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When Uzbekistan’s authoritarian ruler, Islam Karimov, flies into Prague later this month, he will land at Václav Havel Airport. Yes, a man who is currently jailing thousands of political prisoners will arrive at a place named after one of the most famous…
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In Central Asia, traditions of hospitality dictate that who you invite into your home says as much about you as it does about your guest. The same is surely no less true in Central Europe. So when applied to diplomacy, what is Czech President Milos Zeman…
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An Afghan migrant is stabbed in the heart on the streets of Athens. Black-shirted paramilitaries linked to Hungary’s third-largest political party march through a Roma neighborhood shouting, “You will die here.” A neo-Nazi gang commits a string of murders…
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A note from Human Rights Watch: Vaclav Havel, the Czech playwright who fought communist oppression to become president of his country, passed away on Sunday December 18. Havel inspired the Czech people, and millions more across Eastern Europe, to stand up…
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(New York) – Human Rights Watch is deeply saddened by the death of Vaclav Havel, the playwright, political dissident and former Czech president who died on December 18, 2011. “Havel inspired his people, and millions more across eastern Europe, to stand up…
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States Avoid Serious Discussion of Rights in Algeria, Tunisia

(Geneva) – The first session of the new country review mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council was undermined by inconsistencies and the timidity of some governments in reviewing others, Human Rights Watch said today. On April 18, 2008 the council…
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Will Assess India, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and 12 Others

(Geneva) – The UN Human Rights Council will begin a new review process on April 7, 2008. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is the most innovative and ambitious instrument of the council and was set up to assess the human rights performance of all 192 UN…