Defending Human Rights Worldwide
Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people worldwide. We scrupulously investigate abuses, expose the facts widely, and pressure those with power to respect rights and secure justice. Human Rights Watch is a non-profit, nongovernmental human rights organization, made up of roughly 450 staff members around the globe, that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all.
To ensure our independence, we do not accept government funds, directly or indirectly, or support from any private funder that could compromise our objectivity and independence. We do not embrace political causes, are non-partisan, and maintain neutrality in armed conflict.