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Tunisia: Amend Draft Drug Law

(Tunis) – Tunisia’s parliament should amend the draft drug law currently before it to strengthen its human rights provisions, Human Rights Watch, Av...   [ continue reading...]

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China: Drop Charges Against Tibetan Education Activist

(New York) – Chinese authorities should immediately drop the politically motivated case against a Tibetan shopkeeper who has publicly supported education...   [ continue reading...]

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Philippines: Committee Chair Ousted for Death Squad Inquiry

(New York) – The Philippine Senate has ousted the chair of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights in an apparent reprisal for her inquiry into t...   [ continue reading...]

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Thailand: Deadly Bomb Attacks in South

(New York) – A string of bomb and arson attacks in Thailand’s southern provinces on August 11-12, 2016, killed at least 4 civilians and wounded 35 o...   [ continue reading...]

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Turkey: Journalists, Writers Face Terrorism, Separatism Charges

(Istanbul) – The prosecution of writers and journalists charged with terrorism and separatism for their association with a newspaper raises serious concer...   [ continue reading...]

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Gambia: Three Journalists Arrested as Campaign Begins

Expand Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh arrives to the opening of the 48th ordinary session...   [ continue reading...]

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Philippines: Independent Investigation of Duterte Needed

(New York) – The Philippine government should invite an independent investigation involving the United Nations into allegations of direct involvement by P...   [ continue reading...]

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Formalize ‘Killer Robots’ Talks; Aim for Ban

(Geneva) – Governments should agree at the upcoming multilateral disarmament meeting in Geneva to formalize their talks on fully autonomous weapons, with...   [ continue reading...]

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Ukraine: Armed Conflict-Related Abuse in Detention

(Kyiv) – Both sides in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine have detained and abused people with complete impunity, Human Rights Watch said tod...   [ continue reading...]

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Brazil: Wave of Killings in North

(São Paulo) – Brazilian authorities should ensure a prompt, thorough, and independent investigation into the killing of a military police officer i...   [ continue reading...]

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Morocco: Drop Homosexuality Charges Against Teenage Girls

(Rabat, November 25, 2016) – Authorities in Marrakesh, Morocco should drop charges against two teenage girls suspected of same-sex conduct, Human Rights W...   [ continue reading...]

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Human Rights Coalition Raises Concerns Over Choice of Minsk to Host European Games

(Berlin) –The European Olympic Committees (EOCs) should use their leverage to press the Belarusian government to improve human rights in the country ahead...   [ continue reading...]

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US: California Bill to Protect Youth Miranda Rights

(Los Angeles) – The California state assembly is considering a bill that would require a consultation with a lawyer for anyone under the age of 18 before...   [ continue reading...]

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US: Turning the Corner on Marijuana

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Colombia: New Evidence Against Ex-Army Chief

(Washington, D.C.) – Previously unpublished evidence strongly suggests that a former top commander of Colombia’s military did not take reasonable st...   [ continue reading...]

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Thailand: Reopen Case of 'Disappeared' Activist

(New York) – Thai authorities should immediately reopen the investigation into the enforced disappearance of a prominent ethnic Karen activist who went mi...   [ continue reading...]

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Nepal: Political Bickering Stalls Justice for Conflict Victims

(New York) – Nepal’s Maoist leader Pushpa Kumar Dahal, despite holding the prime minister’s office in 2016, failed to ensure accountability fo...   [ continue reading...]

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Malawi: Information Bill Aids Mining Communities

Expand Malcoal mine in Kayelekera. The open-pit coal mine is among the four largest coal m...   [ continue reading...]

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China: Draft Police Law Entrenches Abuses

(New York) – The Chinese government should significantly revise the country’s draft Police Law to bring it into conformity with international s...   [ continue reading...]

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United States: Don’t Cancel Oil Transparency Rule

Republicans introduced joint resolutions in the US Senate and House of Representatives today that would gut efforts to carry out a key law for fighting corrupti...   [ continue reading...]

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