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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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Hong Kong: China Interferes in Judiciary's Independence

4 November 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Uganda: UPR Submission

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

China: New Rules Gag Lawyers

25 October 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Oman: Journalists Sentenced Over Articles Alleging Corruption

3 October 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Turkey: Judges, Prosecutors Unfairly Jailed

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

Oman: Journalists Arrested for Criticizing Judiciary

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

Malaysia: Don't Undercut Independence of the Bar

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

Venezuela: OAS Should Invoke Democratic Charter

16 May 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Rwanda: Ex-Military Officers Convicted Over Comments

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

Pakistan: Withdraw Repressive New NGO Rules

6 October 2015 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

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