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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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Getting Away with Torture: The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees

12 July 2011 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

A Costly Move: Far and Frequent Transfers Impede Hearings for Immigrant Detainees in the United States

14 June 2011 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

The Price of Freedom: Bail and Pretrial Detention of Low Income Nonfelony Defendants in New York City

2 December 2010 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

"I Used to Think the Law Would Protect Me," Illinois's Failure to Test Rape Kits

7 July 2010 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

Human Rights Watch World Report 2004 - Above the Law: Executive Power after September 11 in the United States

1 January 2004 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Annual Reports

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