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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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Iraq: Officials Threatening, Arresting Lawyers

12 September 2018 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

"Eradicating Ideological Viruses": China's Campaign of Repression Against Xinjiang's Muslims

9 September 2018 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

"We Live in Constant Fear":Possession of Extremist Material in Kyrgyzstan

September 2018 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

Libya: 45 Sentenced to Death for 2011 Killings

22 August 2018 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

Harsh Punishment: The Human Toll of Georgia's Abusive Drug Policies

August 2018 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country Reports

Iraq: Judges Disregard Torture Allegations

31 July 2018 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

EU/Italy/Libya: Disputes Over Rescues Put Lives at Risk

25 July 2018 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Reuters journalists charged in Myanmar

9 July 2018 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Nepal: Transitional justice reform an urgent need

7 July 2018 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

Uzbekistan: Man's 13-year detention revealed

6 July 2018 | Publisher: Human Rights Watch | Document type: Country News

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