Archive for the ‘Written statement’ Category
Human Rights Watch will send the following questionnaire on August 9, 2011, to Tunisian political parties and independent candidate lists, inviting them to communicate their positions on a number of human rights issues.
1. We representatives of international human rights non-governmental organizations Disabled People’s International, Down Syndrome International, European Disability Forum, European Network of (Ex-) Users and Survivors of Psychiatry, European Platform of Self-Advocates, Inclusion Europe, International Disability Alliance, Human Rights Watch, Mental Disability Advocacy Center, and Mental Healt
(Geneva) – The following statement was issued today by 5 civil society groups, including Human Rights Watch, about an upcoming vote by the United Nations Human Rights Council on a resolution concerning human rights challenges confronting transnational corporations and the governments where they are based and work:
(New York) – Mexican federal prosecutors should immediately open a thorough and impartial investigation into the raid by federal police on the office of the human rights organization Centro de Derechos Humanos Paso del Norte in Ciudad Juarez, Human Rights Watch said. Approximately 20 federal police officers broke into the office at about 8:30 p.m.
(New York) – The mandate of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, Prof. John Ruggie, will come to an end in June.
(Washington) - The US Supreme Court on May 23, 2011, endorsed the constitutional right of prisoners to be free of cruel and unusual conditions of confinement and the government’s responsibility to provide a remedy for violations of that right.
Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to submit a statement for today’s hearing on improving efficiency and ensuring justice in the immigration court system.
The representatives of Congolese civil society organizations from the 11 provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and international civil society organizations meeting in Goma from April 6 to 8, 2011, agreed upon the following common position on the establishment of a specialized mixed court for the prosecution of the most serious international crimes committed on Congolese soil since 1
President Hugo Chávez and his supporters have effectively neutralized the independence of Venezuela’s judiciary. In the absence of a judicial check on its actions, the Chávez government has systematically undermined freedom of expression and the ability of human rights groups to promote basic rights. It has also prosecuted government critics.