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The words from a 10 yr old in Gaza. Please @DominicRaab @JamesCleverly @BorisJohnson tell me how you respond to her words? A 10 yr old who for her entire life has been subject to the unlawful Israeli blockade of and attack on Gaza that is part of a system of apartheid. Thread
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1/3 The hearing of Tony Germain Nkina takes place today at the Supreme Court. Nkina has been jailed for two years because of his past human rights work in #Burundi. #FreeTonyNkina
I will be following closely the Supreme Court hearing of imprisoned human rights defender Tony Germain Nkina in 🇧🇮#Burundi on Friday, following the 5 year sentence handed down to him last year. HRDs should never be jailed for their active stance in defence of human rights.
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Thread: Ahead of this session @hrw & 22 other rights organizations called on @UN_HRC to create a new separate UN accountability mechanism for rights violations. This resolution does not do that. It falls far short of what is needed.
#HRC51 | Draft resolution A/HRC/51/L.27 on the situation of human rights in #Afghanistan was ADOPTED.
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The UK @tariqahmadbt @JamesCleverly must make very clear to India that this is not acceptable, trade deal or no trade deal. We can’t be bartering away the rights of monitories for financial gain. India: Surge in Summary Punishments of Muslims hrw.org/news/2022/10/07/indi…
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Shameful that Xinjiang resolution did not pass at HRC. But allows us to see the true colours of governments through their votes. Of Asia-Pacific HRC members, 3 voted yes (Japan, Korea, Marshall Islands). 2 abstained (India, Malaysia) & 4 no (China, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nepal)
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Want to work for a kickass team @HRW? Do you want to edit the words of @GerrySimpsonHRW @rich_weir @jbgallopin @lettatayler & myself, crafting painful stories & our demands for accountability into beautiful, powerful prose that can bring about change? boards.greenhouse.io/humanri…
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By a narrow margin of 17-19, #HRC51 fails to mandate debate on @UNHumanRights #Xinjiang report. Despite #China's efforts to stifle debate, nothing will erase the stain of its crimes agst humanity or the courage of a growing # of states shining a spotlight on its sweeping abuses.
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I have written to the Prime Minister to express profound concern over her call for a review of the location of the British Embassy to the State of Israel, with the suggestion that it might be moved away from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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Tepid statements didn't stop the bulldozers that've razed 1000s of Palestinian homes & won't stop ones coming to displace Masafer Yatta's 1000+ residents solely b/c they're Palestinian living in area Israel covets. Vital @btselem call on @IntlCrimCourt to act to stop a war crime.
1// Israel's high court greenlighted (once again) the state's efforts to expel Palestinian communities from their homes and lands in the South Hebron Hills The @IntlCrimCourt can stop it #SaveMasaferYatta This is why @btselem wrote to the ICC prosecutor. btselem.org/press_releases/2…
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B’Tselem has asked Karim Khan, the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, to act to prevent the expulsion of about a thousand residents of Masafer Yatta from their homes after Israel declared the area a live-fire zone for training haaretz.com/middle-east-news…
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Latifa Yousofi, 17, is a victim of the attack on Hazara community which killed and injured more than 100 students who were preparing for the university entrance examination.The Kaj Academy manager posted a message for his students today:”Attend the exam and resist with your pen.”
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Security forces in Iran have used excessive and lethal force in a brutal crackdown on anti-governments protests across the country. #MahsaAmini and those killed in the protests since her death deserve justice. More here: hrw.org/news/2022/10/05/iran…
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Important decision by the High Court: The home secretary has waived a blanket requirement for Afghans applying to join British family members in the UK to do biometric tests, after a high court challenge. theguardian.com/politics/202…
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A shameful moment for the members of the UN Human Rights Council as they reject even having a debate about the damning UN report on the Chinese government's persecution of Uyghur/Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang.
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First: I’m pardoning all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession. There are thousands of people who were previously convicted of simple possession who may be denied employment, housing, or educational opportunities as a result. My pardon will remove this burden.
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The UK 🇬🇧 is a close partner to and long-standing friend of Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 Our ties run deep. We brought forward this resolution at the @UN_HRC to help 🇱🇰 address ongoing challenges and encourage progress on reconciliation, justice and human rights #HRC51
Today, the UN Human Rights Council renewed the Office of the High Commissioner’s #accountability project on #SriLanka The UK 🇬🇧 led this resolution alongside members of the core group🇨🇦 🇩🇪 🇲🇼 🇲🇪 🇲🇰 🇺🇸 Link to statement 👇 gov.uk/government/speeches/u…
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To the 17 govts voting for #Uyghur #humanrights, thank you. To the 11 abstainers and the 19 voting no: if you think #China govt #humanrights violations aren't coming to your countries, you're wrong. And to everyone: this isn't over. hrw.org/news/2021/04/19/chin… @hrw @hrw_chinese
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My statement following the vote on #Xinjiang at @UN_HRC ⬇️
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Great place to start in demonstrating your “commitment”: reversing your ban on girls secondary education, which has made Afghanistan the only country on the planet systematically denying girls education based on gender. tolonews.com/index.php/afgha…
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What a lovely and thoughtful colleague @IanDuddyUK thank you 😊 and the feeling is very mutual!
When life and work is grinding you down, having a great conversation can be just the tonic. Thanks to the fab @YasmineAhmed001 at Human Rights Watch for providing that for me today. #timetotalk #MentalHealthMatters
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Dear dad, today marks the 6th year since CCP separated you from us. We didn’t forget you, we kept fighting for you, and I promise you that we will keep fighting for you till the day you are free and reunited with us! China, #FreeYalqunRozi immediately! #FreeUyghurs
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