Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is an international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. Its headquarters are in New York City and it has offices in Berlin, Beirut, Brussels, Chicago, Geneva, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo, Toronto, and Washington.

As of June 2011, the organization’s annual expenses totaled $50.6 million.

The George Soros Open Society Foundation is the primary donor of the Human Rights Watch, contributing $100 million of $128 million of contributions and grants received by the HRW in the 2011 financial year. The $100 million contribution from the Open Society Foundation will be paid out over ten years in $10 million annual installments.

Read more about Human Rights WatchHistory, Profile, Financing and Services, Notable Staff, Issues and Campaigns, Publications, Comparison With Amnesty International, Criticism, Recent Controversies

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Malaysian General Election, 2008 - Allegations of Fraud
... Human Rights Watch, which had been monitoring the election process, stated that government restraints on expression, assembly and access to state media would deny Malaysians a fair vote ... Calling the electoral process "grossly unfair", Human Rights Watch called on the government to address concerns with fraud in the electoral rolls, and to provide opposition ... De facto Law Minister Nazri Aziz accused Human Rights Watch of bias, saying they were attempting to discredit the electoral process because "they know the National Front ...
Censorship In Venezuela - Law On Social Responsibility of Radio and Television
... Its stated aim is to "strike a democratic balance between duties, rights, and interests, in order to promote social justice and further the development of the citizenry, democracy, peace, human rights, education ... For example, Human Rights Watch argued that these limits are not fair for broadcasters, "making it necessary for them to present a sanitized version of the news during the day" ... Some have criticized Human Rights Watch reports of painting an inaccurate portrait of Venezuela, such as Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, who wrote "It ...
Avi Bell
... In 2006, Bell criticized Human Rights Watch for its reports on the Second Lebanon War, claiming that the organization's claims "mislead readers and betray.. ... fabrication" and "nothing more than window dressing for predetermined anti-Israel conclusions." Human Rights Watch responded by claiming that Bell "displays ... actually combatants," and concluding that "further Human Rights Watch investigations into a deadly strike at Srifa established that an Israeli attack there killed 17 combatants and five civilians on July 19, not ...
CIA Transnational Human Rights Actions - Torture and Rendition - Rendition and Disappearance - 2007 Status of "ghost" Prisoners
... A 50-page Human Rights Watch report, "Ghost Prisoner Two Years in Secret CIA Detention," contains a detailed description of a secret CIA prison from a Palestinian former detainee who was released from ... Human Rights Watch has also sent a public letter to US President George W ... terrorism and counterterrorism director at Human Rights Watch ...
Human Rights Watch - Recent Controversies
... of HRW, argued in October 2009 that "Human Rights Watch has lost critical perspective" on events in the Middle East ... argued that "he region is populated by authoritarian regimes with appalling human rights records ... Yet in recent years Human Rights Watch has written far more condemnations of Israel for violations of international law than of any other country in the region." Tom ...

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