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China’s first National Human Rights Action Plan committed the Chinese government to end the practice of "extortion of confessions by torture" and put police and security forces on notice that "it is strictly forbidden to extort confessions by torture." In death penalty cases, which Chinese law mandates for no fewer than 68 crimes, the plan stipulated that the death penalty &quo

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Children have the right to age-appropriate information about their HIV status and should not be the last to find out that they are HIV-positive. Human Rights Watch described its research in Kenya about the subject and called on the Kenyan government to provide guidance to health workers and parents on disclosure, which could start from the age of 6, taking into account the child’s maturity and the specific clinical and social context.

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Roma and related minority groups deported from Western Europe to Kosovo face discrimination and severe deprivation amounting to human rights abuse.

(Pristina) – Roma and related minority groups deported from Western Europe to Kosovo face discrimination and severe deprivation amounting to human rights abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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The French parliament should reject measures in an omnibus immigration bill that appear to target Roma and weaken migrants rights.

(Paris) – The French parliament should reject measures in an omnibus immigration bill that appear to target Roma and weaken migrants rights, Human Rights Watch said today.  The National Assembly is due to begin debating the government-sponsored bill on September 28, 2010.

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The United Nations Security Council should make improving the quality and security of camps for displaced victims of Haiti’s devastating earthquake a top priority. The Security Council is being briefed today on the humanitarian situation in Haiti by the UN emergency relief coordinator, John Holmes, and the head of the Peacekeeping Department, Alain Le Roy.

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The Kosovo authorities need to work with international donors to close lead-contaminated camps occupied by internally displaced Roma without delay, relocate their inhabitants, and provide medical treatment for lead poisoning.

(Brussels) – The Kosovo authorities need to work with international donors  to close lead-contaminated camps occupied by internally displaced Roma without delay, relocate their inhabitants, and provide medical treatment for lead poisoning, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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The Nigerian government’s failure to hold accountable politicians and gang leaders responsible for a deadly wave of post-election violence in the oil-rich Niger Delta threatens to bring further bloodshed.

(Abuja) – The Nigerian government’s failure to hold accountable politicians and gang leaders responsible for a deadly wave of post-election violence in the oil-rich Niger Delta threatens to bring further bloodshed, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

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