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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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Bahrain: Activist on Trial Over Twitter Comments

27 July 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

China: End Abuse of Hunger-Striking Activist

17 July 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Laos: Premier Should Account for 'Disappeared' Activist

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

Russia: Government against Rights Groups

14 July 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

China: EU Should Press for Action to End Crackdown

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

Thailand: Activists, Journalist Arrested for Vote-No Campaign

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

China: Free Rights Lawyers Held Secretly for a Year

7 July 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Kyrgyzstan: Support Release of Rights Defender

7 July 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Russia: Government against Rights Groups

7 July 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Kenya: Investigate Killings of Lawyer, Two Men

3 July 2016 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

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