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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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Burma: New Satellite Images Confirm Mass Destruction

17 October 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Mexico: Mental Health Bill Undermines Disability Rights

17 October 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

UN: DR Congo Unfit to Serve on Rights Body

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

Brazil: Veto Military Trials in Homicide Cases

12 October 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Greece: Tajik Activist Faces Extradition

12 October 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Ghana: Invest in Mental Health Services to End Shackling

10 October 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

DR Congo: US, EU Should Expand Targeted Sanctions

10 October 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Cambodia: Opposition Party Threatened with Dissolution

10 October 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Egypt: Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout

6 October 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Key Finding on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

5 October 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

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