World Report 2006

Events of 2005

The 532-page Human Rights Watch World Report 2006 contains information on human rights developments in more than 60 countries in 2005. In addition to these country chapters, the book contains an introductory essay on torture and two other essays: “Private Companies and the Public Interest: Why Corporations Should Welcome Global Human Rights Rules” and “Preventing the Further Spread of HIV/AIDS: The Essential Role of Human Rights.”

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