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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: Protect Civilians in Northern Fighting

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

Iraq: ISIS Attacking Civilians in Mosul Retreat

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

Syria: Desperate Pleas for Protection from Aleppo

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

Human Rights Council: Maintain scrutiny of situation in Ukraine

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

Central African Republic: Civilians Killed During Clashes

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

Russia/Syria: War Crimes in Month of Bombing Aleppo

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

Iraq: Airstrike Hits Clinic, 8 Civilians Died

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

Iraq: Government-Backed Forces Detain, Beat Villagers

22 November 2016 | 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

Iraq: Feared ISIS Use of 'Human Shields,' Executions

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

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