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25 Jun 2013 description
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Protecting Activists, Independent Groups Also Key to Rights Gains

(Johannesburg, June 25, 2013) – United States president Barack Obama should use his visit to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, beginning June 26, 2013, to support besieged media outlets and independent groups across the African continent, Human Rights Watch said today.

11 Jan 2007 description
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What government is today's champion of human rights? Washington's potentially powerful voice no longer resonates after the US government's use of detention without trial and interrogation by torture. The administration of President George W. Bush can still promote "democracy"-the word it uses to avoid raising the thorny subject of human rights-but it cannot credibly advocate rights that it flouts.

As America's influence wanes, China's waxes. Yet China is hardly a leader on human rights.

14 Jan 2005 description
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This report is Human Rights Watch's fifteenth annual review of human rights practices around the globe.

12 Jun 2001 description
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(New York, June 12, 2001) More than half a million children are recruited into government forces and armed groups in more than 87 countries, the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers said today in a new global survey. At least 300,000 of these children are actively fighting in 41 countries.

07 Sep 2000 description
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(Washington, September 7, 2000) More than 22 million antipersonnel mines have been destroyed from the arsenals of at least fifty nations, and the number of new landmine victims is dropping sharply in heavily mined countries like Cambodia, Afghanistan, Bosnia-Hercegovina and Mozambique, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) said in a report released today simultaneously in about 20 countries.

22 Apr 1999 description
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(New York, April 22, 1999) - NATO must act to stem the flow of weapons from former Warsaw Pact countries into areas of violent conflict, Human Rights Watch urged today. In a briefing paper released to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of NATO, the group charged that firesales of old weaponry from former Warsaw Pact countries are exacerbating human rights abuses in many areas of the world, especially Africa.