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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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Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Thousands Fleeing Kept Waiting Near Front Line

21 June 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Lebanon: Hold Soldiers Who Beat Protesters to Account

21 June 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosul Civilians

8 June 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Iraq: Dozens Found Handcuffed, Executed in, around Mosul

4 June 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

India: Lack of Army Justice Could Provoke New Crimes

31 May 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Philippines: Martial Law Threatens Escalation of Abuses

25 May 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Burma: Army Investigation Denies Atrocities

24 May 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Thailand: Army Secretly Detains 14-Year-Old

23 May 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Australia: Protect Civilians in Iraq and Syria

23 May 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Thailand: Dozens Wounded in Bangkok Hospital Bombing

22 May 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

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