National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)

NPCA is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the U.S. National Park System.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Afghanistan: CIA-Backed Forces Commit Atrocities

United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-backed Afghan forces have committed summary executions and other grave abuses without accountability, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. These strike forces have unlawfully killed civilians during night raids, forcibly disappeared...
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Monday, July 22, 2019

US: Rapid Deportation Provides Unchecked Authority

A Trump administration plan to speed up deportations by bypassing immigration courts is likely to result in serious harm to migrants and their families, Human Rights Watch said today.The US Department of Homeland Security plans to publish an administrative rule on July 23, 2019 that would authorize officials to...
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Palestine: Authorities Crush Dissent

The Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas authorities in Gaza routinely arrest and torture peaceful critics and opponents, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. As the Palestinian Authority-Hamas feud has deepened, each has targeted the other’s supporters.The 149-page report,...
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Friday, October 5, 2018

Human Rights Watch Opposes Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court

Re: Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court Dear Senator,We urge you to vote no on appointing Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.Human Rights Watch has previously raised serious concerns about Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, noting that his judicial record suggests his presence...
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Israeli Banks Profit From Settlements

Most of Israel’s largest banks are providing services that help support, maintain, and expand unlawful settlements by financing their construction in the occupied West Bank.The 41-page report, “Bankrolling Abuse: Israeli Banks in West Bank Settlements,” details new research on the scope of banking activities in...
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

US: Trump’s First Year Sets Back Rights

The first year of US President Donald Trump’s administration was marked by a sharp regression in government efforts to protect and promote a range of human rights, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. The Trump administration made policy changes that have harmed refugees and immigrants,...
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

UN: Create International Inquiry into Yemen Abuses

The United Nations Human Rights Council should create an independent, international inquiry into abuses committed by all parties to the conflict in Yemen, Human Rights Watch and 56 other national, regional, and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) said today in a letter to council member...
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Iran: Raising the Death Penalty Bar

The Iranian parliament on August 13, 2017, approved a long-awaited amendment to the country’s drug law that significantly raises the bar for a mandatory death sentence, Human Rights Watch said today. The amendment, which the parliamentary judiciary commission revised four times, is a step in the right...
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Jordan: Seize Opportunity to End Impunity for Rape

Jordanian lawmakers will decide on August 1, 2017 whether to remove or amend an infamous provision in the country’s 1960 penal code that allows people who commit sexual assault to avoid punishment if they marry their victims, Human Rights Watch said today. Removing the article completely would be a positive step...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Saudi Arabia: Investigate Transgender Woman’s Death

Saudi Arabia should investigate the death of a Pakistani transgender woman at a Riyadh police station following a raid on an event space in late February 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities should also immediately release five Pakistanis who remain in detention if they are held only on suspicion...