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Despite the political changes that have occurred in Bulgaria since Todor Zhivkov's resignation in November 1989, Gypsies continue to be the targets of discrimination, as they have been throughout the country's history. The disparate treatment they receive…
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At the request of the estates of the American writers Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett, the Fund for Free Expression administers a special fund for writers of fiction or non-fiction, anywhere in the world, who are in financial need as a result of…
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Since the partition of India in 1947, Kashmir, with a predominantly Muslim population, has been the site of militant unrest and a cause for war with Pakistan. Despite numerous UN proclamations calling for a plebiscite, the Kashmiri people have never been…
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In advance of Albania’s first contested elections under Communist rule on March 31, we took part in a fact-finding mission from March 7 to March 12 as part of the first team of independent human rights investigators to have officially visited the country…
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Despite the checks and balances inherent in India’s democratic structure designed to curb government lawlessness, the institutional basis for the prison system has become grossly unfair. In some major cities anyone unlucky enough to be arrested faces a…
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Where Are They Now? The Kurds and Kurdistan Two Decades of Persecution by the Saddam Hussein Regime Chemical Bombings Halabja Subsequent Chemical Gas and Conventional Attacks Turkey's Government Under Pressure The Kurdish Refugees' Status in Turkey A…
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Mexico’s prison system is characterized by massive overcrowding, deteriorating physical facilities, poorly trained and vastly underpaid guards and other prison officials, system-wide corruption, and, most fundamentally, lack of money. One positive feature…
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The report details a range of human rights violations against the academic community, defined as persons teaching, studying, researching and working at an institution of higher learning.