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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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Syria: In Talks, Focus on Protecting Civilians

22 November 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Russia/Syria: Deadly Airstrikes on Trapped Civilians

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

Syria: Chemical Findings Demand Accountability

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

Russia: Don't Veto Extension of Syria Inquiry

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

Key Finding on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

5 October 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Jordan: Syrian Refugees Being Summarily Deported

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

Iran: Afghan Children Recruited to Fight in Syria

1 October 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Greece: Highest Court Fails Asylum Seekers

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

Lebanon: Refugees in Border Zone at Risk

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

Syria: Urgent measures needed to avoid civilian casualties

18 September 2017 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

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