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"If We Return, We Will Be Killed": Consolidation of Ethnic Cleansing in Darfur, Sudan

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents and analyzes the continuing violence by all parties to the conflict, obstacles to return and to the reversal of ethnic cleansing.

"Political Shari'a"? Human Rights and Islamic Law in Northern Nigeria

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents human rights violations since Shari'a-or Islamic law-was introduced to cover criminal law in 12 northern states.

'Enduring Freedom' Abuses by U. S. Forces in Afghanistan

by Watch, Human Rights

This report, based on research conducted in southeast and eastern Afghanistan in 2003 and early 2004, focuses on how U.S. forces arrest and detain persons in Afghanistan.

A Return To The New Order?

by Watch, Human Rights

This report looks specifically at non-violent activists who have been arrested under two groups of articles in the Indonesian Criminal Code that criminalize "sowing hate" against the government.

A Test of Inequality: Discrimination against Women Living with HIV in the Dominican Republic

by Watch, Human Rights

The growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Dominican Republic is unfolding in the context of entrenched inequality between men and women and significant levels of high-risk behavior.

Aceh Under Martial Law: Inside The Secret War

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents violations of human rights and humanitarian law since the Indonesian government imposed martial law in Aceh on May 19.

Aceh Under Martial Law: Muzzling the Messengers

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents violations of press freedom in Aceh after the Indonesian government on May 19 declared a state of military emergency in the province and renewed its war.

Aceh Under Martial Law: Problems Faced by Acehnese Refugees in Malaysia

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents Malaysia's deportations of refugees and asylum seekers from Aceh and the mistreatment of Acehnese refugees while in Malaysia.

After the Deluge: India's Reconstruction Following the 2004 Tsunami

by Watch, Human Rights

This report examines the Indian government's response to the tsunami and documents several systemic and potentially enduring failures.

Bad Dreams: Exploitation and Abuse of Migrant Workers in Saudi Arabia

by Watch, Human Rights

This report provides the first comprehensive look at the pervasive abuses foreign workers endure in Saudi Arabia.

Basra: Crime And Insecurity Under British Occupation

by Watch, Human Rights

In this report Human Rights Watch charged that U.S. and British authorities failed to plan for or provide adequate forces to carry out their international legal obligation as the occupying power.

Black Hole: The Fate of Islamists Rendered to Egypt

by Watch, Human Rights

This report identifies some 60 individuals, mostly alleged Islamist militants of Egyptian origin, whom other states rendered to Egypt since 1994.

Blood, Sweat, And Fear

by Watch, Human Rights

This report covers workers' rights in the U.S. meat and poultry industry.

Bringing Justice: the Special Court for Sierra Leone

by Watch, Human Rights

This report evaluates developments at the U.N.-backed court for war crimes in Sierra Leone, identifying achievements and making recommendations where operations should be improved.

Broken Promises: Impediments to Refugee Return to Croatia

by Watch, Human Rights

This report describes the plight of displaced Croatian Serbs and urges that progress on return be made a condition of Croatia's application to join the European Union.

Canada: Abusing The User Police Misconduct, Harm Reduction And Hiv/Aids In Vancouver

by Watch, Human Rights

An anti-drug crackdown by the Vancouver Police Department has driven injection drug users away from life-saving HIV prevention services, raising fears of a new wave of HIV transmission.

Claims in Conflict: Reversing Ethnic Cleansing in Northern Iraq

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents the increasing frustration of thousands of displaced Kurds and other non-Arabs, who are living in desperate conditions as they await a resolution of their property claims.

Compounding Injustice: The Government's Failure To Redress Massacres In Gujarat

by Watch, Human Rights

This report examines the record of state authorities in holding perpetrators accountable and providing humanitarian relief to victims of state-supported massacres of Muslims in Gujarat.

Country on a Precipice: The Precarious State of Human Rights and Civilian Protection in Côte d'Ivoire

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents recent military incidents that demonstrate the precariousness of the situation in Côte d'Ivoire.

Cruel Confinement: Abuses Against Detained Children in Northern Brazil

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents children in northern Brazil who are routinely beaten by police and detained in abusive conditions.

Darfur Destroyed

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents how Sudanese government forces have overseen and directly participated in massacres, and the forcible depopulation of wide the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups.

Deadly Delay: South Africa's Efforts to Prevent HIV in Survivors of Sexual Violence

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents how government inaction and misinformation from high-level officials have undermined the effectiveness of South Africa's program to help rape survivors.

Decisions Denied: Women's Access to Contraceptives and Abortion in Argentina

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents how judges, doctors and health workers prevent women from making independent reproductive decisions in violation of women's internationally recognized human rights.

Demolished: Forced Evictions and the Tenants' Rights

by Watch, Human Rights

This report details the problems many Chinese citizens face as they are evicted from their homes, sometimes violently, by state and private actors.

Divorced from Justice: Women's Unequal Access to Divorce in Egypt

by Watch, Human Rights

Egyptian women are at a distinct disadvantage in access to divorce for no reason other than that they are women.

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