Human Rights Watch

Published: 7 Oct 2016


Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of more than 280 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities.

Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media.

Its publications include country reports, as well as an annual World Reports. Annual World Report summarize human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide in each year. To view the 2015 HRW report click here. The report’s web site provides access to individual country chapters, as well as an introduction on “Tyranny’s False Comfort: Why Rights aren’t Wrong in Tough Times,” three thematic essays, and three photo collections. Previous editions of the World Report are available here.

Human Rights Watch Reports on country conditions are persuasive. To sign up for the Newsletter, please click here to receive regular updates. HRW has offices in: New York, Amsterdam, Beirut, Berlin, Brussels, Chicago, Geneva, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Nairobi, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington D.C. and Zürich.