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Ravaged by a civil war that has claimed more than 200,000 lives, Liberia had its moment in the spotlight this summer. President Bush, on his way to Africa, pledged that America would "help the people of Liberia find the path to peace." Two thousand U.S.…
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UNHCR, Governments Must Take Action at ExCom

(New York) Bhutanese refugee women in Nepal encounter gender-based violence and systematic discrimination in access to aid, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and governments…
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Karzai Should Insist on Equality, Stand Up for Rights

(New York) -- When U.S. President George W. Bush meets with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan on Tuesday, he should commit the United States to withdrawing financial support and arms deliveries to regional warlords and military commanders responsible…
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The Bush administration should press publicly for free and fair elections in Azerbaijan, Human Rights Watch said today. Azerbaijan’s presidential elections are scheduled for October 15. In a letter to President George W. Bush, Human Rights Watch urged the…
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Presented on the occasion of the Parliamentary Roundtable Discussion called by the Permanent Commission on Justice

Introduction Human Rights Watch is a privately funded international non-governmental organization dedicated to monitoring human rights conditions throughout the world and advocating policies to curb abuse. Our researchers regularly monitor human rights…
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Overaggressive reactions by U.S. military forces in Iraq are putting journalists and other civilians in unnecessary danger, Human Rights Watch said today. On September 18, U.S. army troops opened fire on an Associated Press (AP) reporter and photographer…
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By Joanne Mariner, Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch's Americas Division Published in FindLaw.com September 29, 2003     When Paula Calderón was fourteen, her mother died. A few weeks after the funeral, Paula’s father brought her to a guerrilla…
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BHUTAN/NEPAL Trapped by Inequality Bhutanese Refugee Women in Nepal TABLE OF CONTENTS MAP 1:  Nepal and Bhutan MAP 2:  Location of Bhutanese Refugee Camps in Nepal GLOSSARY.. I.  SUMMARY.. II.  RECOMMENDATIONS To the Government of Nepal To the…
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Uzbekistan’s neighborhood committees violate fundamental human rights, carrying the government's repressive policies to the local level, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The 38-page report, "From House to House: Abuses by Mahalla…
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September 2003Vol.
 15, No. 7(D) UZBEKISTAN FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE: Abuses by Mahalla Committees SUMMARY.. RECOMMENDATIONS BACKGROUND.. MAHALLA STRUCTURE.. ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF MAHALLA COMMITTEES The Posbon FORMAL AND INFORMAL LINKS TO THE HOKIMIAT…
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Lords Review Human Rights Implications of Proposals

New approaches to asylum being considered in the United Kingdom and the European Union threaten the fundamental rights of asylum seekers and migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. In a submission to the U.K. House of Lords Select Committee on European…
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Russia’s forces are committing abuses against displaced Chechens in Ingushetia as the brutality of the conflict in Chechnya spills over into this neighboring republic, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 28-page report, Spreading…
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September 2003Vol.15,
 No. 8(D) Russia Spreading Despair: Russian Abuses in Ingushetia I. Executive
 summary.. II. Background.. Note
 on Ingushetia The
 Plight of Internally Displaced People in Ingushetia The
 Security Situation in…
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(New York) -- Malaysia should charge or release nine detainees held under its harsh Internal Security Act (ISA) at the end of their two-year terms, Human Rights Watch said today. Extending the administrative detention, which is set to expire on September…
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(New York) - Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri should allow international humanitarian agencies full and unfettered access to Aceh, where recent military offensives may have sparked a humanitarian crisis, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing…
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The World Bank should help end the exploitation and abuse of migrant workers in the Persian Gulf and beyond, Human Rights Watch said as the international financial institution prepares to hold its annual meetings in Dubai. In a letter to President Jim…
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The image of corpses piled up before the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia in July shocked Americans' conscience. Despite several thousand marines offshore, however, Washington has still not made a real commitment to solving Liberia's crisis. If people knew…