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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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"These are the Crimes we are Fleeing" - Justice for Syria in Swedish and German Courts

3 October 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

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

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

Death by Chemicals - The Syrian Government's Widespread and Systematic Use of Chemical Weapons

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

UAE: Clarify Role in Deadly Attack on Refugee Boat

13 April 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Unwilling or Unable: Israeli Restrictions on Access to and from Gaza for Human Rights Workers

2 April 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

Jordan: Bar Entry or Arrest Sudan's Bashir

26 March 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

No Class: When Armed Groups Use Schools in the Central African Republic

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

Iraq: In Mosul Battle, ISIS Used Hospital Base

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

World Report 2017 - Syria

12 January 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Annual Reports

Syria/Russia: School Attack a Possible War Crime

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

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