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This report examines the devastating impact of women's property rights violations in Kenya, where the constitution condones discrimination in property matters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This report raises concern about recent policies adopted to hasten the processing of asylum claims at the expense of the protection needs of refugees.
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.
This report details the hardships child soldiers who fought in the Angolan civil war faced during the war and the abuses they suffered.
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.
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.
This report presents substantial evidence warranting criminal investigations of Rumsfeld and Tenet, as well as Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez and Gen. Geoffrey Miller.
This report documents extensive police persecution of people suspected of homosexual conduct, as well as sex workers and people living with HIV/AIDS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Actby 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..