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Human Rights Watch

The largest human rights organization based in the United States, Human Rights Watch started in 1978 as Helsinki Watch, monitoring the compliance of Soviet bloc countries with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Accords. In the 1980s Americas Watch was established to monitor abuses by both sides in the war in Central America, and thereafter other committees were set up to cover other regions of the world such as Asia and Africa. In 1988 all the "Watch" committees were united to form Human Rights Watch. The organization's researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world, and their findings are then published in dozens of books and reports every year.

This database contains annual reports (1996 - 2016) and selected country reports (1992 - 2016).  Website: www.hrw.org
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Malaysia: Drop Criminal Case for Showing Film

21 September 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

UN rights body cannot ignore the situations in Turkey, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia

19 September 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Uzbekistan: Authoritarian President Karimov Reported Dead

2 September 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Afghanistan: Security Forces Assault Reporters

1 September 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

"Like Walking a Minefield" - Vicious Crackdown on Critics in Russia's Chechen Republic

31 August 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

Algeria: 2-Year Sentence for Facebook Poem

31 August 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Palestine: Crackdown on Journalists, Activists

29 August 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Hong Kong: Student Protest Leaders Sentenced

15 August 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Oman: Newspaper Shuttered, Editor Held

13 August 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Egypt: Prosecution Undermines Anti-Corruption Efforts

9 August 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

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