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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: Security Forces Raped Rohingya Women, Girls

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

Russia: Bill to Decriminalize Domestic Violence

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

South Sudan: New Abuse of Civilians by Both Sides

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

Nigeria: Officials Abusing Displaced Women, Girls

31 October 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Iran: Overturn Stadium Restrictions for Women

13 October 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Egypt: New Penalties for Female Genital Mutilation

9 September 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Morocco: New Law Advances Domestic Workers' Rights

1 August 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Lebanon: Syrian Women at Risk of Sex Trafficking

28 July 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Burundi: Gang Rapes by Ruling Party Youth

27 July 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Afghanistan: End 'Moral Crimes' Charges, 'Virginity' Tests

25 May 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

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