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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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Iraq: Strengthen Domestic Violence Bill

19 March 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

UAE: Weak Protection Against Domestic Violence

4 August 2014 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Lebanon: Domestic Violence Law Good, but Incomplete

3 April 2014 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Afghanistan: Reject New Law Protecting Abusers of Women

4 February 2014 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Saudi Arabia: New Law to Criminalize Domestic Abuse

3 September 2013 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Afghanistan: Escalating Setbacks for Women

16 July 2013 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Afghanistan: Defend Women's Rights

28 June 2013 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Afghanistan: Surge in Women Jailed for 'Moral Crimes'

21 May 2013 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

A Revolution for All - "Women's Rights in the New Libya

May 2013 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

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