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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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Russia: Peaceful Protester Alleges Torture

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

Iraq: Sunni Women Tell of ISIS Detention, Torture

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

Sri Lanka: Pledge to End Police Abuse Not Met

20 February 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

KRG: Children Allege Torture by Security Forces

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

Ukraine: Armed Conflict-Related Abuse in Detention

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

Bahrain: 2 Face Execution Despite Torture Allegations

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

Lebanon: Time for Action on Rights Abuses

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

Libya: Armed Groups Detain, Torture, Kill

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

Egypt: Mass Attack on Prisoners

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

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