• After Operation Protective Edge: The Israeli society and the occupation

    Regent’s University, London and Human Rights Watch have pleasure in inviting you to a talk by Haaretz journalist Gideon Levy: After Operation Protective Edge: The Israeli society and the occupation

    Date: Wednesday 8 October 2014 | 5.15PM for a 5.30PM start.

    Venue: Tuke Common Room, Regent's University, London, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1 4NS

     

  • From the Frontline: Defending Women's Rights From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

    Discussing sexual violence in conflict, migrant workers and child marriage with leading women's rights experts including Ms Lynne Featherstone MP, International Development Minister and The Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws QC

    Monday 12th May, 2014 | 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Ticket Price | £75
    The Royal Institution, 21 Albermarle Street, London W1S 4BS

    To purchase tickets and for more information, please contact our Development and Outreach team at londonoutreach@hrw.org or on 0207 618 4720.

  • 18 - 28 March 2014
  • Tuesday 13 May 2014, 7.30 PM
  • On Wednesday 18 March 2015, Human Rights Watch will host its annual Film Festival Benefit at the British Museum in London.

    For further information about the event, email londonoutreach@hrw.org.
  • Join Team Run for Rights

    Run through four of London's glorious Royal Parks, pass some of the capital';s most historic landmarks and raise money towards protecting human rights around the world - Join Team Human Rights Watch on 6 October 2013 in running the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

    The registration fee for a charity place is £50. The minimum sponsorship we ask runners to raise is £300.

    If you are interested in joining team Run for Rights, please contact Nicole Vloeimans on vloeimn@hrw.org or 020 7618 4720.
  • 13 March 2013

    On Wednesday 13 March our annual Benefit marked the start of the 2013 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London. The evening featured the London premiere of WAR WITCH and Q&A at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema and was followed by a reception at Dartmouth House.

    In this mesmerising, otherworldly drama, shot entirely in the Democratic Republic of Congo, comes a story of incredible human resilience. At 14, Komona has lived through horrors that eclipse an adult’s worst nightmares. In the rebels’ camp, the training is merciless. Komona quickly learns to endure, to fight and above all, to survive.

    Courtesy of FILMS DISTRIBUTION SAS
    Directed by Kim Nguyen
    Silver Bear for Best Actress Rachel Mwanza, Berlin Film Festival 2012
    2013 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film

    For more information about the Film Festival Benefit, please contact our Development and Outreach team at londonoutreach@hrw.org or on 020 7618 4720.

  • Talk by UK Director David Mepham

    On Thursday 6 December, Human Rights Watch's UK Director, David Mepham, will speak about Human Rights, Security and the National Interest at the London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London NW11 7SX.

    The talk will start at 12:45 pm and is open to the public.
  • London - 13 March 2013

    The date for the 2013 Film Benefit has been confirmed: 13th march 2013.

    As in previous years, the 2013 Film Benefit will be held at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema followed by a Q&A and a reception at Dartmouth House.

    Venue: Curzon Mayfair Cinema, 38 Curzon Street, London, W1J 7TY
    Reception: Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London, W1J 5ED

    For further information about the Film Festival Benefit in 2013 please call our Development and Outreach team on 0207 713 2773 or email londonoutreach@hrw.org.
  • Please join Human Rights Watch on 11 November 2015 as we honour human rights defenders for their unwavering and fearless commitment to human rights.

    For more information, please contact the London Development and Outreach team on +44 (0) 20 7618 4720 or londonoutreach@hrw.org.


  • On Wednesday July 4, Human Rights Watch launched a powerful new book on women’s rights called The Unfinished Revolution. Keynote speakers were Mary Robinson, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Anneke van Woudenberg, Human Rights Watch senior researcher on the Congo.

    While the book describes some of the terrible abuses experienced by women around the world, the overall tone is positive and upbeat: the contributors propose practical solutions to address these abuses, give examples of progress already achieved and set out measures to better advance women's legal and social status, protect them from violence and traditional harmful practices and expand their choices and opportunities.

    "The Unfinished Revolution made me angry and hopeful in equal measure – angry because it charts the abuse of women's rights the world over, hopeful because it tells the stories of brave women and men who are bringing change." ~ Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News

  • March 21 2012

    On Wednesday, March 21 we held our annual Benefit marking the start of the 2012 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London. The evening featured an exclusive preview screening of Five Broken Cameras and Q&A at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema, followed by a reception at Dartmouth House.

    An intensely powerful personal film, 5 Broken Cameras documents one Palestinian village's struggle against violence and oppression. Emad was born in Bil’in and has five broken cameras that capture episodes in the West Bank village’s resistance to Israel’s separation barrier. The wall, which Israel says is needed to stop suicide bombers, consumes much of Bil’in’s arable land and allows nearby Jewish settlements to extend onto villagers’ fields. Emad’s rhythmic and reflective narration sets the film’s pace, even when marching in a demonstration or in a protest, ammunition and tear gas hissing above. Emad’s instinct is to film the events that he sees, believing that doing so will have some meaning. A cycle of resistance and retaliation develops between the village and the settlements and each of Emad’s cameras meets a different fate.

    Courtesy of CAT&Docs and Sheffield Doc/Fest.
    World Cinema Documentary Directing Award Sundance Film Festival 2012; Audience Award and Special Jury Award International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2011

    For more information about the Film Festival Benefit in 2013 please contact the London Development and Outreach team on 020 7713 2773 or londonoutreach@hrw.org.

  • An evening of music to thank our supporters
    On January 17, we held a 'thank you event', in honour of our UK supporters. It was a beautiful evening of music and photography with the Soprano Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz, St. Bride's Choir and a slideshow of moving photos from the award-winning photographer, Marcus Bleasdale.
  • Honoring those who speak out where there is silence
    On November 9, we will honour Hossam Bahgat from Egypt and Elena Milashina from Russia, for their unwavering, fearless commitment to human rights. Please join Human Rights Watch as we present them with our highest honour, The Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism. The dinner will be held at Guildhall and begins with a drinks reception and will be followed by a dinner and programme paying tribute to Hossam Bahgat and Elena Milashina.

    More Information Here
  • Honoring those who speak out where there is silence
    On November 9, we will honour Hossam Bahgat from Egypt and Elena Milashina from Russia, for their unwavering, fearless commitment to human rights. Please join Human Rights Watch as we present them with our highest honour, The Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism. The dinner will be held at Guildhall and begins with a drinks reception and will be followed by a dinner and programme paying tribute to Hossam Bahgat and Elena Milashina.

    More Information Here
  • Honoring those who speak out where there is silence
    On November 9, we will honour Hossam Bahgat from Egypt and Elena Milashina from Russia, for their unwavering, fearless commitment to human rights. Please join Human Rights Watch as we present them with our highest honour, The Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism. The dinner will be held at Guildhall and begins with a drinks reception and will be followed by a dinner and programme paying tribute to Hossam Bahgat and Elena Milashina.

    More Information Here
  • The eyes of the world were on Egypt in those momentous weeks in January and February, when the extraordinary courage of the Egyptian people led to the fall of the Mubarak regime. While their heroic efforts have created the possibility of a brighter future for Egypt, the transition to democracy and the rule of law will be a difficult one, and huge challenges remain, not least in relation to human rights.

    Human Rights Watch’s event, the first in a series of seminars on human rights in the Middle East, shared perspectives on recent developments in Egypt, describe the current challenges, and identify next steps for Egyptians and for the international community.

    Chaired by David Mepham, UK Director of Human Rights Watch

    Our three speakers at the event were:
    Heba Morayef, Human Rights Watch researcher in the Middle East and North Africa division. Heba investigates human rights abuses in Egypt and Libya. She has covered the revolution extensively.
    Ian Black, the Guardian’s Middle East editor. In more than 25 years on the paper he has also been its European editor, diplomatic editor, foreign leader writer and Middle East correspondent.
    Mark Pethick, Head of Egypt Team, MENAD Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

    Thursday June 9, Committee Room 1, in the House of Lords, from 6pm to 7.30pm.

  • The eyes of the world were on Egypt in those momentous weeks in January and February, when the extraordinary courage of the Egyptian people led to the fall of the Mubarak regime. While their heroic efforts have created the possibility of a brighter future for Egypt, the transition to democracy and the rule of law will be a difficult one, and huge challenges remain, not least in relation to human rights.

    Human Rights Watch’s event, the first in a series of seminars on human rights in the Middle East, will share perspectives on recent developments in Egypt, describe the current challenges, and identify next steps for Egyptians and for the international community.

    Chaired by David Mepham, UK Director of Human Rights Watch

    Our three speakers at the event are:
    Heba Morayef, Human Rights Watch researcher in the Middle East and North Africa division. Heba investigates human rights abuses in Egypt and Libya. She has covered the revolution extensively.
    Ian Black, the Guardian’s Middle East editor. In more than 25 years on the paper he has also been its European editor, diplomatic editor, foreign leader writer and Middle East correspondent.
    Mark Pethick, Head of Egypt Team, MENAD Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

    Thursday June 9, Committee Room 1, in the House of Lords, from 6pm to 7.30pm.

    Due to limited space please RSVP as soon as possible eleanor.blatchley@hrw.org

  • The Voices for Justice Annual Dinner honours human rights defenders from around the world who put their lives at risk to protect the rights and dignity of others. In November 2011 we honoured Hossam Bahgat from Egypt and Elena Milashina from Russia with the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism.

    For more information on the Annual Dinner in 2012, please contact our London Development and Outreach team on londonoutreach@hrw.org

  • Behind the Headlines

    Visit Cries from the Heart 2012

    BEHIND THE HEADLINES – a powerful evening of theatre representing Human Rights Watch’s work in bringing greater justice and security to the oppressed around the world.

    Directed by Simon Godwin with Martin Crimp as Dramaturge, the evening promises to be entertaining and informative with Human Rights Watch’s rigorous reporting underpinning the performances of a stellar cast of actors, musicians and artists. A rare gathering of performers whose joint calibre is not often witnessed on one stage in one evening.

    Performers for 2011 included: Khalid Abdalla, Chartwell Dutiro, Tunji Lucas, Helen McCrory, Thandie Newton, Sophie Okonedo, Randolph and Byron and two principal dancers of the Rambert Dance Company.

    Artists supporting the evening include Anish Kapoor and Ai Wei Wei.

    If you are interested in Cries from the Heart 2012, please email londonoutreach@hrw.org

  • The Benefit, on March 23, 2011 marked the beginning of the 2011 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London. We had an exclusive preview screening of THE WHISTLEBLOWER at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema, followed by a Q&A and a reception at Dartmouth House.

    Based on true events, this compelling political thriller recounts the story of Nebraska police officer Kathryn Bolkovac, who discovers a deplorable cover-up and launches an indomitable fight for justice in the former Yugoslavia. Kathryn (Academy Award®-winner Rachel Weisz) accepts a well-paying UN peacekeeping job courtesy of a private military contractor. She arrives in post-war Bosnia expecting a harmonised international effort, but she finds chaos and disorder instead. When a brutally injured young woman lands in the UN’s care, Kathryn unearths an underworld of trafficking and traces the path of criminality to a shocking source.

    *Note: this film contains scenes of graphic violence and may be disturbing to some viewers.

    Venue: Curzon Mayfair Cinema, 38 Curzon Street, London, W1J 7TY
    Reception: Dartmouth House, 37 Charles Street, London, W1J 5ED

    For further information about the Film Festival Benefit in 2012 please call our Development and Outreach team on 0207 713 2773 or email londonoutreach@hrw.org

    (Photo © 2011 by Andrei Alexandru)

  • Join us in honouring two international human rights defenders for their leadership, tenacity and courage to speak out in the face of repression. For their commitment to the defence of human rights, we will honour these individuals with our highest award, The Alison des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism.

    To find out more, please email our London Development and Outreach team

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