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This submission is based on Human Rights Watch research on human rights issues impacting older women,[1] including domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in residential institutions for older people, abuses during armed conflict, and health disparities…
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The armed conflict that swept eastern Ukraine in 2014 and is still ongoing displaced close to a million people, who fled the fighting.
 
 Among those left behind, trapped in the war zone, were those too frail, too sick, or too poor to flee. Many…
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Prompted by a seemingly endless string of stories about suicides by people suffering from cancer pain, the Russian government has finally been pressured into acting - by barring the media from reporting on the issue. The story begins with a February 20…
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It’s rare that a high-level Russian official takes a public stand for justice vis-a-vis the law enforcement establishment. But Russia’s health minister did just that.
 
 The minister, Veronika Skvorstova, publicly endorsed the acquittal of a…
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(Moscow) – Russian authorities should immediately withdraw drug trafficking and forgery charges against a doctor and a woman who helped a dying cancer patient in excruciating pain obtain pain medication. Authorities should also petition the local court to…
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(New York) – Ukraine’s recent registration of oral morphine, a strong pain medication used most frequently to treat severe cancer pain, is a major step toward improving end-of-life care, Human Rights Watch said today.
 
 The registration, on…
Report

 
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 Human Rights Obligation to Provide Evidence-based Drug Dependence Treatment 
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Human Rights Watch researchers in southern Russia have learned that thousands of elderly, poor, and infirm civilians remained trapped in Chechen combat zones.
 
 According to government and U.N. officials, some 200,000 Chechens have already fled…