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Submission to the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

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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They have fought for justice for more than a decade. Hundreds of families from ethnic minority communities who were forced to live in camps in northern Kosovo known to be highly contaminated by toxic lead are still waiting for an apology and compensation…
The Cesmin Lug camp in northern Mitrovica had very high levels of lead contamination.
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Crisis Conditions for Roma Stuck in Lead-Tainted Site for a Decade

(Brussels) - The Kosovo authorities need to work with international donors  to close lead-contaminated camps occupied by internally displaced Roma without delay, relocate their inhabitants, and provide medical treatment for lead poisoning, Human Rights…
Report

 
 Kosovo: Poisoned by Lead
 A Health and Human Rights Crisis in Mitrovica's Roma Camps
 I. Summary
 Methodology
 II. Key Recommendations
 III. Chronology of Events
 IV. Background
 Kosovo's Romani Communities
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Human Rights Watch began investigating the use of rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in the conflict in 1998 and continued to document rape accounts throughout the refugee crisis in 1999. The research found that rape and other forms of…