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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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Egypt: Possible Extrajudicial Killings in Sinai

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

Bangladesh: Man Released From Long Secret Detention

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

Burma: Security Forces Raped Rohingya Women, Girls

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

KRG: Children Allege Torture by Security Forces

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

Nigeria: Disturbing Intolerance of Dissent

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

Israel/Palestine: Some Officials Backing 'Shoot-to-Kill'

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

Uganda: Investigate Killings in Rwenzori Region

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

Iraq: Forces Drag, Mutilate Dead ISIS Fighters

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

Iraq: 37 Men Fleeing Fighting Detained

10 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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