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31 Jul 2009 description
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Lors de sa tournée dans sept pays africains, la secrétaire d'Etat américaine devrait insister sur le devoir de rendre des comptes et sur l'Etat de droit

(New York) - La secrétaire d'Etat américaine Hillary Clinton devrait mettre en avant les droits humains lors de sa prochaine visite dans sept pays d'Afrique, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui dans une lettre adressée à Hillary Clinton.

Le voyage de 11 jours, qui débutera le 4 août, mènera la secrétaire d'Etat au Kenya, en Afrique du Sud, en Angola, en République démocratique du Congo, au Nigeria, au …

31 Jul 2009 description
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Seven-Nation Visit Should Urge Accountability and the Rule of Law

(New York, July 31, 2009) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should emphasize human rights on her seven-nation trip to Africa, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Clinton.

The eight-day trip, to begin on August 5, will take Clinton to Kenya, South Africa, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Liberia, and Cape Verde.

30 Jul 2009 description
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Dear Secretary Clinton,

Human Rights Watch welcomes your upcoming visit to Africa beginning next week. As you promote economic opportunity and growth in your seven-nation trip, we urge you to also emphasize good governance, respect for human rights, and the rule of law. These are essential to providing the conditions favorable to economic progress in Africa as well as improved security for all Africans.

Human Rights Watch takes this opportunity to offer recommendations on several of the countries you will visit.

07 Jul 2009 description
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I. Overview

The long-running debate about whether seeking justice for grave international crimes interferes with prospects for peace has intensified as the possibility of national leaders being brought to trial for human rights violations becomes more likely. The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, which is mandated to investigate and prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, has already issued its first arrest warrant for a sitting head of state-Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir.