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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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Russia/Syria: War Crimes in Month of Bombing Aleppo

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

Iraq: Forces Drag, Mutilate Dead ISIS Fighters

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

Syria/Russia: School Attack a Possible War Crime

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

Iraq: Feared ISIS Use of 'Human Shields,' Executions

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

Yemen: Saudi-Led Funeral Attack Apparent War Crime

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

Bangladesh: End Illegal Detentions Immediately

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

Chad's Ex-Dictator Convicted of Atrocities

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

Bangladesh: Suspend Death Penalty for War Crimes Convict

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

Syria: Disregard for Civilian Life in Hospital Attacks

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

Israel/Palestine: Summary Execution of Wounded Palestinian

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

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