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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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Turkey: Investigate Ankara Abductions, Disappearances

3 August 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Laos/Thailand: Investigate Abduction of Exiled Red Shirt Activist

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

Libya: Activists Being Silenced

27 July 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Vietnam: New Threats to Growing Online Community

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

Cambodia: Drop Charges Against Land Rights Defenders

14 July 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Arab Gulf States: Assault on Online Activists

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

Armenia: Ill-Treatment Reports Mar High-Profile Trial

9 July 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Russia: Peaceful Protesters Detained, Abused

7 July 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Russia: Government vs. Rights Groups

4 July 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Uzbekistan: Imprisoned Dissident Dies in Custody

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

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