December 2008
December 11, 2008
December 2008
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March 3, 2015

David Lakhdhir, Chair

Orville Schell, Vice Chair

Maureen Aung-Thwin

Edward J. Baker

Robbie Barnett

Robert L. Bernstein

Jerome Cohen

John Despres

Mallika Dutt

Kek Galabru

Merle Goldman

Jonathan Hecht

Sharon Hom

Rounaq Jahan

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February 19, 2015

The Postcode Lottery, the largest charity lottery in the Netherlands, has supported Human Rights Watch since 2009.

February 17, 2015

A frequently updated collection of all the legal documents pertaining to the Habré case.



January 8, 2015

On November 20, 2014, US President Barack Obama used his executive authority to make sweeping, though non-permanent, changes to the US immigration system without legislative action by Congress. The resulting Immigration Accountability Executive Actions delay the deportation of over four million unauthorized migrants living in the United States.

December 9, 2014

After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, the US government authorized the use of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” on terrorism suspects in US custody. For years US officials, pointing to Department of Justice memorandums authorizing these techniques, denied that they constituted torture.

October 31, 2014
A photograph from Odessa, Ukraine, was mistakenly used to accompany an October digital marketing campaign about Russia. The photograph should not have been used to illustrate the campaign, and its misuse was entirely unintentional. Human Rights Watch sincerely apologizes for this error.
September 15, 2014

Timeline of Ilham Tohti’s Case

Late 2005

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September 15, 2014

What are human rights?

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms to which everyone is entitled on the basis of their common humanity. They include civil and political rights, as well as economic, social, and cultural rights.

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