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.

We cannot reply individually to all corrections requests, but all such requests that specify the exact nature of the alleged inaccuracy and the publication (title, page number / web address and date) in which it appeared will be reviewed. If you believe you have found an inaccuracy in our materials, please contact us.

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Recent Corrections

  • January 18, 2020


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  • January 14, 2020

    This press release has been corrected to reflect that the Awami League led Grand Alliance won 96 percent of contested parliament seats. According to the government, the ruling Awami League party alone won 258 of the 300 seats, that is 86 percent.

  • January 9, 2020

    An earlier version of this publication:

    • Incorrectly reported the results of the Levada poll. This detail has been corrected.
    • Incorrectly stated an unnamed individual’s community service sentence of one. This detail has been corrected.
    • Incorrectly stated the year of the search at Tatiana Alushkin’s home, and that she and her guests were taken to the Investigative Committee. These details have been corrected.
    • Misspelled Evgeny Kayryak’s name.


  • January 8, 2020

    This press release has been corrected to say that the National Telecommunication Monitoring Center is overseen by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • December 18, 2019

    A previous version of this news release incorrectly stated that the special court is located in Quezon City when, in fact, it is in Taguig City. 

  • December 12, 2019

    This chapter has been updated to reflect changes made to the Personal Status Law in 2019 regarding women's requirement to obey their husbands and to reflect developments regarding legal protections from domestic violence. 

  • November 27, 2019

    This dispatch has been modified to more accurately reflect Human Rights Watch’s recommendations to the Armenian government.

  • November 27, 2019

    This news release has been update to correct the date the protests began in Iran, the spelling of Mohsen Khancharli and Ali Fadavi’s names, and the source that reported the arrest of Kaveh and Yashar Daroshafaei.

  • November 14, 2019

    November 14, 2019: 

    This press release has been corrected to indicate that Abbas Ali, the medical worker who was killed, is a medic and not a doctor.  

  • November 12, 2019

    The second paragraph of this news release was updated to reflect details that were not included in a prior version.