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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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Democratic Republic of the Congo: ICC-Indicted War Criminal Implicated in Assassinations of Opponents

13 October 2010 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

"You Will Be Punished": Attacks on Civilians in Eastern Congo

13 December 2009 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

Selling Justice Short: Why Accountability Matters for Peace

7 July 2009 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

Covered in Blood: Ethnically Targeted Violence in Northern DRC

8 July 2003 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

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