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Iraq's oil must be managed in a transparent and accountable manner that meets humanitarian needs and ensures respect for human rights, Human Rights Watch said today On April 16, U.S. President George W. Bush called on the United Nations to lift economic…
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(New York) The Bush administration's first formal response to allegations of torture and other mistreatment of detainees in Afghanistan risks legitimizing practices that are legally prohibited, Human Rights Watch said today. The administration replied in…
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(New York) -- The death in Indonesian military custody of a Papuan man, Yapenas Murib, needs an independent investigation, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch also called for outside access to other detainees in military custody who might be…
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The U.S. Central Command should respond publicly to evidence that U.S. forces used cluster munitions in a populated area of Baghdad, Human Rights Watch urged today. According to a report in yesterday’s Newsday, a Central Command spokeswoman has…
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Defeat of Key Resolutions at Geneva Commission

(Geneva) – The United Nations Commission on Human Rights today condemned some of the world’s worst human rights violators, but let others off the hook, Human Rights Watch said. Resolutions were rejected on the situation in Chechnya (15 yes, 21 no, 17…
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Up Against the Military

The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights, Paulo Pinheiro, was forced to cut short a mission to Burma last month when a bugging device was discovered in a room where he was interviewing political prisoners. The aborted UN mission is a symptom…
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U.N. Security Council Should Take Action

(New York) - Government and rebel groups are responsible for serious human rights abuses against civilians in western Côte d’Ivoire, and Liberian combatants are fighting on both sides, Human Rights Watch said today in an open letter to the United Nations…
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U.S. Not Fulfilling Duties of “Occupying Power”

Dozens of civilians have been killed in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk since April 10, and looting and forced expulsions are continuing, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch said that U.S. and coalition forces have failed to bring law and…
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While Baghdad burned, Donald Rumsfeld fiddled. Questioned about the orgy of looting and pillaging taking place under the gaze of U.S. forces, Rumsfeld criticized the media for exaggerating the extent of the damage. "The images you are seeing on television…
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While Baghdad burned, Donald Rumsfeld fiddled. Questioned about the orgy of looting and pillaging taking place under the gaze of U.S. forces, Rumsfeld criticized the media for exaggerating the extent of the damage.
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U.S. and British forces in Iraq must act more decisively to enforce public order in areas under their authority, Human Rights Watch urged today International law requires that occupying powers must ensure the safety of the civilian population in areas…
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April 2003Vol. 15, No. 9 (A) nigeria Testing Democracy: Political Violence in Nigeria I.Introduction and Summary of Report II.Political Violence Overview.. Case Studies a.Ogbolomabiri, Bayelsa State: Political violence and armed youths in
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(New York, April 10, 2003) - An upsurge of politically motivated violence is threatening the legitimacy of impending elections in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 39-page report, "Testing Democracy: Political Violence in…
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Millions of migrants who work in Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries lack real legal protection, Human Rights Watch said today. In letters to the six states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) -- Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the…
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 Vol. 15, No. 1(B) CRUEL CONFINEMENT Abuses Against Detained Children in Northern Brazil I.  SUMMARY.. II.
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U.S. and allied forces should prevent Iraqi government offices from being ransacked because government documents will undoubtedly be key evidence in future war crimes trials, Human Rights Watch urged in a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell…
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Children in northern Brazil are routinely beaten by police and detained in abusive conditions, Human Rights Watch charged in a new report released today. The release comes on the 100th day of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's administration Children…
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(London, April 9, 2003) - The Nigerian government and multinational oil companies should take immediate measures to prevent further violence and abuses around Warri in the oil-rich Niger delta, Human Rights Watch today said in letters to President…
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Three “Disappearances” a Week Documented

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights should adopt a strong resolution condemning abuses in Chechnya and Russia’s failure to investigate them, Human Rights Watch said today. In a briefing paper published today for the commission, Human Rights…