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Double Standards: Women's Property Rights Violations In Kenya

by Watch, Human Rights

This report examines the devastating impact of women's property rights violations in Kenya, where the constitution condones discrimination in property matters.

Egypt: Mass Arrests and Torture in Sinai

by Watch, Human Rights

October 13, Egypt's State Security Investigation service (SSI) began a campaign of mass arbitrary arrests due to a massive car-bomb which wrecked the Taba Hilton hotel on October 7, 2004.

Egypt: Security Forces Abuse of Anti-War Demonstrators

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents excessive use of force by Egypt's security forces to disperse demonstrators protesting the U.S.-led war against Iraq in March, violating their right to freedom of assembly.

Empty Promises: Diplomatic Assurances No Safeguard against Torture

by Watch, Human Rights

This report analyzes the use of diplomatic assurances by governments and commentary on their use from the U.N. system, North America, and the Council of Europe region.

Failure to Protect: Anti-Minority Violence in Kosovo, March 2004

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents the widespread attacks against Serbs, Roma, Ashkali (Albanian-speaking Roma) and other minorities that took place in Kosovo on March 17-18.

Fanning The Flames: How Human Rights Abuses Are Fueling The Aids Epidemic In Kazakhstan

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents instances of violent police brutality and stigmatization that drive drug users and sex workers underground and impede their access to life-saving HIV prevention services.

Fleeting Refuge: The Triumph Of Efficiency Over Protection In Dutch Asylum Policy

by Watch, Human Rights

This report raises concern about recent policies adopted to hasten the processing of asylum claims at the expense of the protection needs of refugees.

Flight From Iraq: Attacks On Refugees And Other Foreigners And Their Treatment In Jordan

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents the plight of refugees and other non-nationals in Iraq after the fall of the government of Saddam Hussein on April 11, 2003.

Forgotten Fighters: Child Soldiers in Angola

by Watch, Human Rights

This report details the hardships child soldiers who fought in the Angolan civil war faced during the war and the abuses they suffered.

Forgotten Schools: Right to Basic Education for Children on Farms in South Africa

by Watch, Human Rights

This report found that the government's failure to negotiate contracts with farm owners impedes children's right to education. Farm owners have deliberately obstructed children's access to schools.

Future Forsaken: Abuses Against Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in India

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents abuses against India's HIV/AIDS-affected children and calls on the Indian government to recognize their plight and to take immediate action to protect them from discrimination.

Getting Away with Torture? Command Responsibility for the U.S. Abuse of Detainees

by Watch, Human Rights

This report presents substantial evidence warranting criminal investigations of Rumsfeld and Tenet, as well as Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez and Gen. Geoffrey Miller.

Hated to Death: Homophobia, Violence and Jamaica's HIV/AIDS Epidemic

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents extensive police persecution of people suspected of homosexual conduct, as well as sex workers and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Hearts and Minds: Post-war Civilian Deaths in Baghdad Caused by U.S. Forces

by Watch, Human Rights

This report charges that the U.S. military is failing to conduct proper investigations into civilian deaths resulting from the excessive or indiscriminate use of force in Baghdad.

Honoring The Killers: Justice Denied For "Honor" Crimes In Jordan

by Watch, Human Rights

This report describes the social context in which "honor" crimes take place, underreporting of domestic violence and the deference often accorded men who admit to killing their female relatives.

How to Fight, How to Kill: Child Soldiers in Liberia

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents how more than 15,000 child soldiers fought on all sides of the Liberian civil war, and that many units were composed primarily of children.

Human Rights Watch World Report 2005

by Watch, Human Rights

This report is Human Rights Watch's fifteenth annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in 64 countries, drawing on events through November 2004.

In a Time of Torture: The Assault on Justice In Egypt's Crackdown on Homosexual Conduct

by Watch, Human Rights

Egypt is carrying out a crackdown.The victims are men suspected of having sex with men. The violence is aimed not only at their loves but at their lives.

In the Name of Security: Counterterrorism and Human Rights Abuses Under Malaysia's Internal Security Act

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents a pattern of serious abuses against detainees, including beatings, burning with lit cigarettes, and psychological abuse, under its draconian internal security law.

Into Harm's Way: Forced Return of Displaced People to Chechnya

by Watch, Human Rights

The report documents humanitarian law violations committed by both Russian and Chechen forces, as well as Russia's efforts to close tent camps and return people displaced by the conflict to Chechnya.

Iraq: State Of The Evidence

by Watch, Human Rights

This report provides an in-depth account of what has happened to key archival and forensic evidence since the ouster of Saddam Hussein in April 2003.

Ituri: "Covered In Blood"

by Watch, Human Rights

This report provides evidence that combatants in the Ituri region of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo have slaughtered some 5,000 civilians in the last year due to ethnic affiliation.

Justice At Risk: War Crimes Trials In Croatia, Bosnia And Herzegovina, And Serbia And Montenegro

by Watch, Human Rights

This document sets out Human Rights Watch's current concerns about the conduct of war crimes trials before national courts in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia and Montenegro.

Lessons Not Learned: Human Rights Abuses And HIV/AIDS In The Russian Federation

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents how harsh drug policies and routine police harassment of injection drug users impedes their access to seek basic HIV-prevention services such as syringe exchange.

Letting Them Fail: Government Neglect and the Right to Education for Children Affected by AIDS

by Watch, Human Rights

This 55-page report is based on firsthand testimony from dozens of children in three countries hard-hit by HIV/AIDS: South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda..

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