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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 - 2013) and selected country reports (1992 - 2013).  Website: www.hrw.org
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Fact Sheet on Turkmenistan - Repression in Turkmenistan: Invisible but Everywhere

November 2008 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

Turkmenistan: Universal Periodic Review Submission

18 July 2008 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

Crisis of Impunity - The Role of Pakistan, Russia, and Iran in Fueling the Civil War in Afghanistan

1 July 2001 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

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