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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:
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World Report 2017 - Afghanistan

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

Afghanistan: Taliban Child Soldier Recruitment Surges

17 February 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Meeting the Challenge: Protecting Civilians through the Convention on Cluster Munitions

22 November 2010 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Thematic Reports

By All Parties to the Conflict - Violation of the Laws of War in Afghanistan

March 1988 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

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