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Like the Dead in Their Coffins--Torture, Detention, and the Crushing of Dissent in Iran

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents treatment in detention in a number of facilities in Iran. Among these, Evin Prison is the most well-known and holds many political detainees.

Morocco: Human Rights at a Crossroads

by Watch, Human Rights

Morocco's campaign against suspected Islamist militants is undermining the significant human rights progress the country has made in recent years.

Nigeria's 2003 Elections: The Unacknowledged Violence

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents cases of electoral violence in 2003. It concentrates on incidents which occurred during the election period in April and May 2003.

No Rest: Abuses Against Child Domestics in El Salvador

by Watch, Human Rights

This report examines domestic work by children who work in other people's households, including the households of relatives.

No Second Chance

by Watch, Human Rights

This report is the first examination of "one strike" policies in public housing. These policies automatically exclude applicants with certain criminal records.

Not Enough Graves: The War on Drugs, HIV/AIDS, and Violations of Human Rights

by Watch, Human Rights

This report provides evidence of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and other human rights violations by Thai authorities.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Thai Policy toward Burmese Refugees and Migrants

by Watch, Human Rights

This briefing paper, based on research conducted in Thailand in November and December 2003, outlines recent developments in Thai policy towards Burmese refugees and migrants.

Policy Paralysis: A Call For Action On HIV/AIDS-Related Human Rights Abuses Against Women And Girls In Africa

by Watch, Human Rights

Violence and discrimination against women and girls is fueling Africa's AIDS crisis. This report documents human rights abuses that women and girls suffer at each stage of their lives.

Political Freedoms In Kazakhstan

by Watch, Human Rights

This report details government harassment of Kazakhstan's opposition through arbitrary criminal and threats of job dismissal, aimed at preventing them from running for public office.

Positively Abandoned: Stigma and Discrimination against HIV-Positive Mothers and their Children in Russia

by Watch, Human Rights

This report focuses on the discrimination that these women face, as do their children, many of whom are abandoned to the care of the state.

Ravaging The Vulnerable: Abuses Against Persons at High Risk of HIV Infection in Bangladesh

by Watch, Human Rights

This reports documents gang-rapes, beatings and abductions by both police officers and powerful criminals known as mastans. Bangladesh is stoking an emerging AIDS epidemic with violent police abuse.

Rigging the Rule of Law: Judicial Independence Under Siege in Venezuela

by Watch, Human Rights

This report examines how new law will make judges more vulnerable to political persecution and help ensure that legal controversies surrounding the recall referendum are resolved in Chávez's favor.

Setting an Example? Counter-Terrorism Measures in Spain

by Watch, Human Rights

This report examines aspects of Spain's antiterrorism regime that give rise to violations of Spain's obligations under international human rights law.

Small Change: Bonded Child Labor in India's Silk Industry

by Watch, Human Rights

The Indian government is failing to protect the rights of hundreds of thousands of children who toil as virtual slaves in the country's silk industry.

Some Transparency, No Accountability: The Use of Oil Revenue in Angola and Its Impact on Human Rights

by Watch, Human Rights

The Angolan government has consistently mismanaged its substantial oil revenues and, despite rhetorical commitments, has yet to demonstrate a meaningful commitment to reform.

Spreading Despair: Russian Abuses in Ingushetia

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents arbitrary arrest and detention, ill treatment, and looting by Russian forces against displaced Chechens in Ingushetia as the brutality of the conflict in Chechnya spills over.

State of Pain: Torture in Uganda

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents cases of torture committed by military, intelligence, and security agents in the government's pursuit of armed rebels.

Still at Risk: Diplomatic Assurances No Safeguard Against Torture

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents the growing practice among Western governments of seeking assurances of humane treatment in order to transfer terrorism suspects to states with records of torture.

Struggling Through Peace: Return and Resettlement in Angola

by Watch, Human Rights

This report details how much money was generated by oil, how much disappeared from public coffers, and how this shortfall undermined Angolans' civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

Struggling to Survive: Barriers to Justice for Rape Victims in Rwanda

by Watch, Human Rights

This 58-page report investigates the persistent weaknesses in the Rwandan legal system that hamper the investigation and prosecution of sexual violence.

The "Miss World Riots": Continued Impunity For Killings In Kaduna

by Watch, Human Rights

This report provides detailed eyewitness accounts of how soldiers and police killed people in cold blood during the "Miss World" riots in Kaduna.

The Horn Of Africa War: Mass Expulsions And The Nationality Issue

by Watch, Human Rights

This report recounts the plight of almost one hundred thousand citizens and residents of both Ethiopia and Eritrea countries who were uprooted and deprived of their nationality.

The International Criminal Court: How Nongovernmental Organizations Can Contribute To the Prosecution of War Criminals

by Watch, Human Rights

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is a permanent international tribunal created for the prosecution of crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes.

The Less They Know, the Better: Abstinence-Only HIV/AIDS Programs in Uganda

by Watch, Human Rights

This report documents the recent removal of critical HIV/AIDS information from primary school curricula, including information about condoms, safer sex and the risks of HIV in marriage.

The Mass Graves Of Al-Mahawil: The Truth Uncovered

by Watch, Human Rights

This report provides the first independent documentation of how the Iraqi government suppressed the Shi`a uprising after the 1991 Persian Gulf war.

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