In the News

  • Op-ed by HRW's Boris Dittrich: When Coming Out Is Dangerous
    The shocked mother was almost in tears. Not because her son is gay, but because he had been hiding his sexual orientation for years.
    October 10, 2014
  • E-TEAM in San Francisco
    E-TEAM in SAN FRANCISCO Opens Oct 31 Presidio Theatre - Week Long Run Filmmakers in person opening weekend!
    September 30, 2014
  • Voices For Justice Dinner Tickets Available Online Here
    Silicon Valley Dinner Tickets on November 18th at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club San Francisco Dinner Tickets on November 20th at Bimbo's 365 Club
    September 29, 2014
  • Listen to Grace Meng on NPR
    Obama Urged To Use Executive Action To Overhaul Immigration. Advocates are pushing President Obama to bypass Congress. David Greene talks to Grace Meng, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch.
    September 3, 2014
  • Torn Apart: Families and US Immigration Reform
    Human Rights Watch is proud to announce the release of a joint multimedia feature with Time magazine and Platon, the internationally acclaimed photographer.
    August 5, 2014
  • HRW on NPR's Fresh Air Reporting on the Deteriorating Human Rights Situation in Iraq
    We are pleased to share with you an extended interview on NPR’s Fresh Air program today with Letta Tayler, Human Rights Watch’s senior researcher on terrorist acts and counterterrorism tactics. Letta recently returned from Iraq, where she documented widespread human rights abuses by the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) group and by the Iraqi government.
    July 25, 2014
  • HRW on The Daily Show
    Human Rights Watch Featured on The Daily Show
    July 25, 2014
  • Q&A: Witnessing The Aftermath Of The Tiananmen Square Massacre
    Twenty-five years ago today, China's Tiananmen Square protests ended in a massacre. The first demonstrators – students and hunger-strikers – were joined by workers and people from all walks of life until they filled the vast square, and the protests spread across hundreds of Chinese cities. In late May, 1989, after the government declared martial law and ordered the military to use deadly force, some protesters in Beijing attacked army convoys and burned vehicles as the military moved through the city. On June 3 and June 4, the Chinese military horrified the world by opening fire on the unarmed civilians. After the massacre, the government arrested thousands of people on “counter-revolution” and other charges.
    June 4, 2014
  • San Francisco Chronicle: Thailand's junta warns over 'Hunger Games' salute
    Human Rights Watch criticized the warning, saying it revealed "a mindset that views human rights with disdain, and sees youthful defiance as the enemy."
    June 3, 2014
  • San Francisco Chronicle: Report Highlights Child Labor On US Tobacco Farms
    A report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch claims that children as young as 7 are sometimes working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous conditions. Most of what the group documented is legal, but it wants cigarette makers to push for safety on farms from which they buy tobacco. Human Rights Watch details findings from interviews with more than 140 children working on farms in North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, where a majority of the country's tobacco is grown.
    May 28, 2014