Corrections to our publications

Human Rights Watch strives to maintain the highest level of accuracy in our reporting. This includes a commitment to correcting errors or clarifying facts that appear in our publications in a timely fashion. Corrections appear both on this dedicated webpage and at the bottom of the publication that contained the error.

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Recent Corrections

  • February 9, 2022

    We have corrected the online version of this report to indicate that the three-day religious convention in December 2021 was held in Uttarakhand, India.

  • February 9, 2022

    2/9/2022: This version of the press release reflects the correct date on which Fathi Beldi and Nourredine Bhiri were arrested. 

  • January 26, 2022

    An earlier version stated the Interior Ministry had reported the death of 19 members of the security forces in a statement published during the night of January 5 to 6. It was first reported by media on January  7 and this report was corrected to reflect this.

  • January 21, 2022

    This online version was corrected to depict the correct age of Zarema Mussaeva.

  • January 19, 2022

    We have corrected the online version of this release to indicate that Alaa M. was arrested in June 2020 not June 2019.

  • January 7, 2022

    An earlier version stated Prime Minister Pashinyan had disclosed the composition of the CSTO force on January 5. The composition of the force was reported by media a few hours later and this statement was corrected to reflect this.

  • December 17, 2021

    A previous version of the caption incorrectly stated that the photo subject was a member of the security forces. The caption has been adjusted to reflect that the person walking in front of the fire was a protester.

  • December 14, 2021

    The Hungary chapter of the 2022 World Report has been corrected to clarify three points: 1) the May 2020 law adopted in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic gives authorities power to declare future health emergencies, which would allow to it issue decrees on public health matters without oversight. 2) The limitation on adoption introduced in December 2020 restricting it in most cases to married couples was made by a law, while the language stigmatizing transgender people was contained in a constitutional amendment. 3) The Hungarian law requiring organizations to declare if they receive foreign funding and another law criminalizing assistance to asylum seekers and migrants are the subject of separate rulings by the EU Court of Justice.

  • December 14, 2021

    4/11/2022: This chapter has been updated to reflect the correct year (2021) in which an average of 13,678 Palestinians crossed the Rafah crossing monthly.

  • December 13, 2021

    Correction (January 18, 2022): A sentence in this chapter was updated to more accurately reflect the status of the ongoing legal case against Azat Isakov.