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This is in sharp contrast to what happened in 1999 in Kosovo, when NATO forces worked with the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia to secure sites and enable exhumations almost as soon as…
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(MAHAWIL, Iraq) -- Balkis Hassun had spent an entire day looking through bags filled with rotting human remains when I met her. Her 14-year-old son, Ali, had disappeared one day in March 1991, after she had asked him to go to the river for water. Now,…
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 THAN A NAME State-Sponsored Homophobia and Its
 Consequences in Southern Africa TABLE OF
 CONTENTS Glossary of Key Terms I. Introduction A.  Summary B.  Contexts: HIV/AIDS, Inequality,
 Identity C. Brief Recommendations II. The…
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(New York) The Chinese government should immediately release two Tibetan prisoners whose medical conditions are deteriorating sharply, Human Rights Watch urged today. The New York-based monitoring organization also called on the Chinese government to…
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Yesterday's bombing of several administrative buildings in Znamenskoe, Chechnya showed callous indifference to civilian life. At around 10:00 a.m. (local time) yesterday a powerful explosion ripped through the buildings of the local administration of…
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Former Refugees Become Refugees Again

(Baghdad) Attacks and harassment amidst the security vacuum in Iraq have forced refugees and other foreigners to flee the country and become refugees again, this time in Jordan, Human Rights Watch said today in a new report, "Flight From Iraq." Some…
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May 2003                                                                                                                      Vol.
 15, No. 4 (E)          Flight from
 Iraq: Attacks on
 Refugees and other Foreigners and their
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Published in Globe & Mail When it comes to the "war on drugs," Canada's stance is not unlike its position on the war in Iraq: We're not the United States. Our government supports needle exchange, has recommended the legalization of marijuana, and is…
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 May, 2003                                                                                                                   Vol.
 15, No. 2 (B)
 CANADA
 Abusing the User
 Police Misconduct, Harm
 Reduction and HIV/AIDS in…
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(New York) -- Human Rights Watch is deeply saddened to announce the death of our beloved colleague Mike Jendrzejczyk. Mike was the Washington Director for the Asia division. He died of natural causes in Washington, D.C. on May 1. He was 53. Mike has left…
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(London, May 2, 2003) - The United Kingdom government has failed to denounce incidents of violence and intimidation that occurred in several areas of Nigeria during the elections of April 12 and 19, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Foreign…
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Laws of War

The American resort to the warpath since September 11 2001 has made the laws governing warfare a subject of intense scrutiny and debate. Will the 'wary against terror and the doctrine of preemption change those rules - and to whose advantage? The laws on…
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Bending the Rules

The American resort to the warpath since September 11 2001 has made the laws governing warfare a subject of intense scrutiny and debate. Will the ‘war’ against terror and the doctrine of preemption change those rules – and to whose advantage? The laws on…