Deputy Director, United Nations (Geneva), Advocacy Department, Human Rights Watch

Geneva, Switzerland
Joined February 2011
Victims of the #BeirutBlast two years on still have no answers to how this happened and who was responsible. Urgent: The UN Human Rights Council should establish an independent fact-finding mission to provide justice to victims. @UN_HRC
Two years. And still fighting for justice. #BeirutBlast
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"The gravity of the human rights crisis in Russia merits a sustained response by the UN, which should come in the form of a dedicated international mechanism monitoring human rights in the country." @Damelya_HRW @openDemocracy opendemocracy.net/en/odr/rus…
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#Russia: @UNHumanRights experts rightly condemn crackdown on civil society, rights defenders & media, call it a clampdown on civil space ⚠️@UN_SPExperts should now say this clampdown is systemic & call #HRC51 to set up a dedicated Rapporteur on Russia ohchr.org/en/press-releases/…
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REACTION 📢 "The final resolution clearly states that health is a human right & international cooperation must be the world’s guiding principle for this pandemic & any future health crisis." More from @amnesty, @hrw, @KEI_DC & PVA on #HRC50 resolution: peoplesvaccine.org/resources…
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Breaking: EU member states, including Germany, France & the Netherlands, in joint statement reject Israel's outlawing of Palestinian civil society orgs, declaring that "no substantial information was received from Israel that would justify" designations & that they #Standwiththe6
Today a Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministries of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden was released on the Israeli designation of six Palestinian civil society organisations as terrorist organisations. government.nl/documents/dipl…
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2 days after the #BeirutBlast Macron visited & called for an international investigation but now #France seems reluctant to support one. 2⃣ years on there has been no effective investigation into what happened.
For 2yrs, @hrw has been working to get support for an intl investigation into #BeirutBlast at the Human Rights Council. Each time, we come to 1 sticking point: need for #France's support. But Macron seems unwilling to support accountability for the blast. lemonde.fr/idees/article/202…
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Meanwhile, climate protesters who blocked the Sydney Harbour Bridge for 25 minutes spent weeks under house arrest & remain under curfew! #sydneyfloods #ClimateEmergency
The Hawkesbury Nepean River flowing right across the (new) Windsor bridge this morning.
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As international attention to #Myanmar wanes, the Tatmadaw appear to be more willing to record the most horrific acts of violence against the civilian population. #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar hrw.org/news/2022/07/04/myan…
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2 yrs after Hachalu Hundessa’s killing in #Ethiopia, the victims of security force abuses & attacks on minorities deserve justice. As communities in #Oromia still face unaccountable security forces & armed groups, justice can no longer wait. New @hrw oped inkstickmedia.com/ethiopias-…
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Great honor to represent the pains, sorrows, disappointment,yet resilience and strength of women and girls of my country at @UN_HRC urgent debate. Yes, we need to move from words to action. My plea would be to keep Women of Afg. out of political rivalries in the region and beyond
Women and girls are being erased in #Afghanistan. "It is not normal." Former vice-president of the Afghan parliament @Fawziakoofi77 calls for action at an urgent debate at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
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Imagine, for a moment, that you are a woman in #Afghanistan, invites @ShaharzadAkbar in this powerful statement for @ISHRglobal, setting out the reality for women and the responsibility of #HRC50 and the international community to respond.
Solidarity in action with the Afghan women at #HRC50 requires as a minimum: - Regular reporting by Special Procedures to the HRC - Strengthen @UNAMAnews monitoring and public reporting on human rights - Additional accountability mechanisms @ShaharzadAkbar
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Powerful statement by @Sahar_fetrat during the @UN_HRC debate today on the rights of women &girls in 🇦🇫 Afghanistan: we need concrete steps ➡️ intense monitoring of the situation by the UN ➡️ accountability ➡️travel bans on Taliban leaders implicated in the worst abuses
"You cannot dream in the presence of the Taliban," says @Sahar_fetrat at the @UN_HRC, telling the story of Farzana, a 15-year-old Afghan girl. In Afghanistan, lives are being stolen from women and girls by the Taliban.
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Thanks @AustraliaUN_GVA for hosting this great event, bringing together an amazing group of women working on gender equality across diverse issues. Special shout out to my wonderful daughter Ruby on the far right (in the picture, not politically!), who ran a fun soccer clinic!
Celebrating women and girls yesterday evening, focusing on advancements made in gender equality in sport by the @UN #CEDAW Committee and @FIFAcom. Australia is a leader in equal pay in women’s football and encourages other countries to do the same.
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NOW in Geneva: Urgent Debate @UN_HRC on Afghan women & girls' rights - many states, including @OIC_OCI , @IndonesiaGeneva @EU_UNGeneva calling for access to education for women & girls in Afghanistan.
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@UN_HRC Urgent Debate on rights of women and girls in Afghanistan starting now. Concrete steps needed to show solidarity, ensure some accountability.
.@UN_HRC Urgent Debate on rights of women and girls starting in three minutes: media.un.org/en/webtv/
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Today the @UN_HRC Urgent Debate on the rights of Afghan women & girls - @Fawziakoofi77 calls on international community to stand with Afghan women & girls and move from beautiful words to action! WATCH here: media.un.org/en/asset/k18/k1… @heatherbarr1
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