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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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Malaysia: Reject Security Bill Extension

31 March 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Iraq/Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Troops Shot at Protesters

30 March 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Brazil: Military Police Muzzled

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

Bahrain: Arrest Powers Restored to Abusive Agency

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

Iran: Rights Under Attack

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

Afghanistan: Rights Reforms Stall as Security Deteriorates

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

China: Draft Police Law Entrenches Abuses

21 December 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Philippines: Duterte Should Disavow Threat to Lawyers

12 December 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Kazakhstan: 2 Activists Sentenced to 5 Years

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

China: Abusive Cybersecurity Law Set to be Passed

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

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