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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…

Detained in Dire Conditions; Urgently Need Consular Support

Click to expand Image Хлопчик запускає саморобного повітряного змія в…
Хлопчик запускає саморобного повітряного змія в секції для іноземців табору «Аль-Хол» на території північно-східної Сирії.

Potential Escalation in Hostilities Requires Focus on Civilian Protection

Click to expand Image Український солдат на спостережному посту у…
Український солдат на спостережному посту у бліндажі біля прифронтового міста Красногорівка на сході України.

Russia Should Stop Using Unfounded Terrorism Charges for Purposes of Persecution

Click to expand Image Riot police and Crimean Tatar activists in front…
July 16, 2020 To the Chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Razumkov, Dmytro Oleksandrovych, To the Chairperson of the Committee on Social Policy and Protection of Veterans’ Rights Tretiakova, Halyna Mykolaivna, To the Chairperson of the…

Online Posts Target Reporter and Her Family

(Kyiv) – A Ukrainian journalist who wrote about the alleged influence of far-right groups on a fact-checking organization is receiving death threats, and her personal information has been published online, Human Rights Watch said today…
Katerina Sergatskova, an independent Ukrainian journalist who has faced threats online in response to her reporting.

On the Unfounded Criminal Prosecution of Emir-Usein Kuku, an Ethnic Crimean Tatar Human Rights Defender from Crimea, and His Five Co-defendants

Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation Igor Viktorovich Krasnov Prosecutor General’s Office ul. B.Dmitrovka, d.15a 125993 Moscow GSP- 3 Russian Federation 19 June 2020   Dear Prosecutor General, We write to you on behalf of two international…
Crimean Tatar activists protest politically motivated arrests of terrorism charges in Moscow’s Red Square on July 10, 2019.

COVID-19 in Europe, the Central Eurasian Region, and Turkey

What are some of your biggest concerns about the coronavirus moving through Europe and Central Asia?
 Europe is one of the world’s epicenters of COVID-19 cases. There’s an awful death toll in Italy and Spain with the numbers of dead going up…
Military police officers patrol at a market in Budapest, Hungary, March 31, 2020.