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Whatever one thinks of the war to topple Saddam Hussein, the issue of justice for the crimes of his regime is now coming to the fore. In one of its first acts, the new Iraqi Governing Council announced the formation of a commission to establish a tribunal…
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President Néstor Carlos Kirchner President of Argentina Casa Rosada Balcarse 24 Buenos Aires, Argentina AAB1064 I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch regarding new initiatives that your government has taken or is actively considering in the…
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Engineer accused of downloading Internet News, Rights Information

Egypt’s decision to continue the imprisonment without trial of engineer and antiwar activist Ashraf Ibrahim shows the government’s intent to punish and discourage peaceful dissent, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch said Ibrahim has been…
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Aftermath of Annual Meeting Marked by Setbacks to Human Rights

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) should use its upcoming visit to Tashkent to reaffirm its demands for reforms required by the Uzbek government, Human Rights Watch said today. In a letter and fact sheet submitted to the EBRD in…
Report

 
 July 2003                                                                                                                     Vol.
 15, No. 12 (A)
 UGANDA
 ABDUCTED AND ABUSED:
 Renewed Conflict in Northern Uganda
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Human Rights Watch was deeply saddened to announce the death of our beloved colleague Mike Jendrzejczyk, the Washington Director for our Asia division. In his 13 years with Human Rights Watch, Mike was the leading advocate in the United States on human…
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President Ricardo Lagos Escobar President of the Republic of Chile Palacio de la Moneda Santiago Chile Dear Mr. President, I write in regard to the measures your government is currently considering to expedite judicial investigations into the grave…
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Activist Released, But Others Still Held

(New York) -- The recent release of a Tibetan activist is welcome, but Chinese authorities should stop secret trials of other Tibetans, Human Rights Watch said today. Tserang Dondrup was released on July 11 after a year in custody, but little is known…
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Abductions, torture, recruitment of child soldiers, and other abuses have sharply increased in the past year in northern Uganda due to renewed fighting between Ugandan government forces and rebels, a coalition of national and international organizations…
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Neighboring Ingushetia Now Affected

Russia’s abusive military operations are spreading from Chechnya to the neighboring province of Ingushetia, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch researchers in Ingushetia have documented numerous cases of arbitrary detention, ill-treatment,…
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The insecurity plaguing Baghdad and other Iraqi cities has a distinct and debilitating impact on the daily lives of women and girls, preventing them from participating in public life at a crucial time in their country's history, Human Rights Watch said in…
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How do we know that governments care about the language of resolutions at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights? Because they lobby so hard against them. The U.S. attempted to weaken language prohibiting the juvenile death penalty in a…
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Human Rights Watch has been working with administration officials, congressional aides, and other nongovernmental colleagues to develop civil rights oversight and accountability mechanisms within the Department of Homeland Security. The Migration Policy…
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Human Rights Watch and the Los Angeles Young Advocates inspected the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail on May 14. The jail holds between thirty and fifty youths under the age of eighteen, twice as many youths as the rest of California's adult pretrial…
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How do we know that governments care about the language of resolutions at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights? Because they lobby so hard against them. The U.S. attempted to weaken language prohibiting the juvenile death penalty in a resolution…
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On June 30, the Russian government took an important step toward transparency on its torture and ill-treatment problems when, for the first time, it authorized the publication of a report by the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture…
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Turkey took an important step toward curbing torture on June 19 when it abolished a criminal procedure code provision that denied detainees, held for offenses under the jurisdiction of State Security Courts, the right to legal counsel for the first forty-…