- Israel: West Bank Barrier Endangers Basic Rights Press release Sep 30, 2003 The United States should deduct the cost of the West Bank separation barrier from U.S. loan guarantees for Israel, Human Rights Watch said today.
- Letter to President Bush on Israel Loan Guarantees and Separation Barrier Letter Sep 29, 2003 Human Rights Watch urges you to exercise U.S. influence to prevent the violations of human rights and humanitarian law caused by Israel's construction of the West Bank separation barrier.
- Israel: Don’t Outlaw Family Life Press release Jul 27, 2003 Israeli legislators should reject a discriminatory bill being rushed through the Knesset, Human Rights Watch said today. If passed, the bill would bar Palestinians married to Israelis from living with their spouses in Israel, affecting thousands of couples.
- U.N.: Global Action Needed on Small Arms Press release Jul 7, 2003 The global spread and rampant misuse of small arms and light weapons requires a reinvigorated international response. More than 100 governments will gather in New York July 7-11 to assess progress in stemming the trade in small arms since a U.N. Program of Action was agreed two years ago.
- Israel/PA/United States: Roadmap Needs Rights Component Press release Jun 2, 2003 Wednesday's summit among U.S. President George W. Bush and Prime Ministers Mahmud Abbas and Ariel Sharon should insert human rights protection into the "roadmap," Human Rights Watch said today.
- International Rights Groups Decry Increased Harassment of Monitors Press release May 26, 2003 Amnesty International, the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Human Rights (EMNHR), Human Rights Watch (HRW), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) are deeply concerned about the increase of Israeli restrictions against human rights and humanitarian workers.
- No Peace Without Human Rights Commentary May 18, 2003 Ariel Sharon is due to meet George Bush at the White House this week where the two men will discuss the latest Middle East roadmap - intended to pave the way for lasting peace. The roadmap is deeply flawed in one key respect. It fails to provide the essential human rights protection for a pattern of abuses by Israelis and Palestinians alike. And yet, peace is impossible, unless the importance of protecting civilians is clearly acknowledged by both sides.
- Israel: Stop Using Flechettes in Gaza Press release Apr 28, 2003 The Israeli army should immediately stop using U.S.-supplied flechette shells in the Gaza Strip, Human Rights Watch said today. The use of such antipersonnel weapons in densely populated areas makes the risk of civilian casualties intolerably high under international law.
- Briefing to the 59th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights on Israel/Occupied Territories Backgrounder Briefing Feb 14, 2003 Human Rights Watch urges the Commission on Human Rights to address the grave human rights and humanitarian crisis in the West Bank and Gaza with a resolution that condemns human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law by all parties. The resolution should also call on the international community to meet its obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention to ensure the protection of civilians in circumstances of armed conflict and belligerent occupation.