In the News

  • Human Rights Watch Women's Rights Conference - From the Frontline: Defending Women's Rights From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe
    On Monday 12 May 2014, Human Rights Watch hosted its inaugural Women’s Rights conference at The Royal Institution in London. At the conference international experts discussed a variety of Women and Family Rights issues including child marriage, sexual violence in conflict and migrant workers. In addition to Human Rights Watch’s leading experts, we were joined by Lynne Featherstone MP, International Development Minister, and our keynote speaker, The Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws QC. We were also pleased to be joined by Mishal Husain, TV and radio broadcaster and presenter. For more information about Human Rights Watch events in London please email
    March 20, 2014
  • London Film Festival Benefit - 18 March 2014
    On Tuesday 18 March, we held our annual Film Festival Benefit which marked the start of the 2014 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London. The evening featured the screening of THE SQUARE with Q&A at the Curzon Mayfair Cinema, followed by a reception at Dartmouth House. THE SQUARE From the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak's 30-year-long dictatorship in 2011 to the military's removal of Egypt's first democratically elected president in 2013, we follow a group of Egyptian activists as they confront the authorities and security forces to build a new society of conscience. The Square is a truly immersive experience, transporting the viewer into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. 2014 Academy Award® Nominee for Best Documentary Feature. For further information about the event, please call our Development and Outreach team on 020 7618 4756 or email
    March 20, 2014
  • Honouring those who speak out where there is silence
    At our London Voices for Justice Annual Dinner on 6 November 2013, we honoured Abbé Benoît Kinalegu with our highest tribute - the Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism - in recognition of his unwavering, fearless commitment to human rights. Abbé Benoît Kinalegu exposes abuses committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and works to rehabilitate its victims. The LRA rebel group terrorises citizens in central Africa by killing, raping, and abducting civilians, including children. Kinalegu helped to establish the Early Warning Network, in which local activists use radio to report suspected LRA activity, and also works on rehabilitation programs for LRA abductees who have escaped. He has become a powerful voice urging the international community to bring LRA commanders to justice. Human Rights Watch honours Abbé Benoît Kinalegu for his commitment to protecting civilians from the threat posed by the LRA.
    November 14, 2013
  • Run for Rights – Royal Parks Half Marathon
    On Sunday 6 October, 18 runners ran through four of London’s glorious Royal Parks, passed some of the capital’s most historic landmarks and raised money towards protecting human rights around the world. Thank you - Team Run for Rights!
    October 8, 2013