HRW focuses much more on Israel’s war with Hezbollah than abuses and “sexual atrocities extending ‘far beyond rape’”?

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HRW focuses much more on Israel’s war with Hezbollah than abuses and “sexual atrocities extending ‘far beyond rape’”?

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HRW has done little reporting in real time on unspeakable abuses of human rights in several African countries. One notable example is the Central African Republic (CAR)—a crisis so vicious and bloody that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has initiated proceedings. The ICC notes that “sexual violence appears to have been a central feature” of the 2002-2003 conflict. HRW issued a statement in May 2007 praising the ICC for finally tackling these abuses. Incredibly, however, HRW itself issued no statements on these atrocities as they were taking place. In fact, HRW’s only publication addressing the CAR conflict, prior to May 2007, was published in 2001. See NGO Monitor’s blog for more information. HRW condemning US arms transfers to Arab states, Israel Human Rights Watch claimed that recently announced United States-Middle East arms agreements would undermine US goals in the Middle East: According the HRW’s Washington director, Tom Malinowski, the planned arms deals “will reduce pres

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