March/Ethiopia: To investigate progress toward establishing the rule of law.
March/Eritrea: To follow up on the recommendations in the report Evil Days with the Provisional Government of Eritrea.
April/Mozambique: To undertake research on current human rights abuses prior to the completion of a major report.
May/Angola: To research the problem of land mines.
May/Zaire: To conduct research on the transition to democracy.
June/Ethiopia: To follow up concerns arising from the newsletter "Waiting for Justice" with the Transitional Government.
July/Somalia: To research human rights abuses in the north.
August/South Africa: To visit prisons and police lock-ups.
November/Egypt: To attend a human rights conference on Sudan and research abuses in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.
March/Peru: To meet with government officials, human rights monitors and witnesses to human rights violations.
May/Peru: To evaluate post-coup conditions and influence the debate on democracy and human rights.
May/Paraguay: To investigate cases of impunity.
May-June/El Salvador: To research the activities of the United Nations Observers Mission to El Salvador (onusal) and general human rights concerns.
June/Colombia: To monitor the conduct of Army counterinsurgency operations and rural human rights abuses.
June/Costa Rica: To appear before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
June-July/Peru: To research political violence against women and general human rights conditions.
June-July/Haiti: To research repression of civil society in post-coup Haiti.
July/Venezuela: To research human rights violations and political violence in the wake of the February coup attempt.
July/Ecuador: To gather information on rural violence.
July/Colombia: To conduct general fact-finding and promote Political Murder and Reform in Colombia.
August-September/Brazil: To investigate police abuses.
September/Costa Rica: To give a speech before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
October/Colombia: To conduct fact-finding on the overall human rights situation and conditions of displaced persons.
October/Argentina: To attend a conference and meet with officials, nongovernmental organizations, and human rights monitors to discuss outstanding cases.
October/Bolivia: To monitor the trial of General Luis Garcia Meza.
October/Brazil: To investigate the massacre at the Casa de Detencao prison.
November/Mexico: To meet with officials and human rights organizations, conduct fact-finding and to promote a new Americas Watch book on Mexico.
November/Colombia: To research general human rights conditions.
January/Philippines: To investigate abuses by paramilitary organizations in Mindanao.
March/Japan: To meet with Japanese Diet members, Foreign Ministry officials, representatives of nongovernmental organizations and businessmen to discuss human rights and Japan's foreign aid policies.
April-May/Cambodia & Thailand: To assess the human rights situation in Cambodia in light of the implementation of the Paris peace accords.
June-July/Thailand: To investigate killings of demonstrators and disappearances following violence in Bangkok on May 17-20 (with Physicians for Human Rights).
September/Indonesia: To raise human rights issues at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit and distribute copies of the Human Rights Watch report Indivisible Human Rights.
September/Thailand: To investigate trafficking in women and hiv-related issues, problems of Burmese refugees in Thailand and other human rights issues on the Thai-Burmese border.
October/India: To investigate human rights conditions in Kashmir and Punjab (with Physicians for Human Rights).
October/Pakistan: To conduct follow-up investigation after a report on police abuse of women in detention.
January/Turkey: To meet with heads of state and release a report on the torture of children.
March/Czechoslovakia: To meet with government officials to address human rights problems in Czechoslovakia.
March-April/Yugoslavia : To discuss Helsinki Watch's reports on abuses by both sides with Croatian and Serbian government officials and to investigate detention camps in Serbia and Croatia.
April/Spain: To release the Spanish-language version of Prison Conditions in Spain.
April-May/Nagorno Karabakh: To investigate armed conflict.
June/Tajikistan: To investigate general conditions and internal armed conflict.
April/Northern Ireland: To investigate the treatment of children in detention.
April-June/Germany: To investigate the treatment of foreigners and to prepare reports on the decommunization process in Germany and on violent attacks against foreigners.
April-May/Turkey: To research the massacre of Kurds during Kurdish New Year.
May-June/Yugoslavia: To collect testimony from victims of the conflict in Bosnia-Hercegovina.
May/Bulgaria: To investigate the lustration law and the decommunization process.
June/United Kingdom: To release Prison Conditions in the United Kingdom.
July/Romania: To investigate police lock-ups and follow up on the situation in Romanian orphanages.
August/Moldova: To investigate armed conflict and alleged violations of human rights.
August/Turkey: To investigate police lock-ups and prison conditions, and update previous information about human rights conditions in the country.
September-November/Yugoslavia: To interview refugees and other civilians about reported abuses, and to investigate accusations of harsh mistreatment of women.
October/Armenia: To investigate reports of air-raid attacks against civilians by Azerbaijani forces in Nagorno Karabakh.
October/Georgia: To investigate human rights abuses.
October-November/Romania: To investigate the treatment of ethnic Hungarians.
October-November/Bulgaria: To investigate the treatment of the Gypsy and Turkish minorities, as well as the decommunization process.
October-November/Czechoslovakia: To meet with activists and government officials about human rights conditions and to assess the general human rights situation.
October-November/Albania: To meet with activists and government officials about human rights conditions and to assess the general human rights situation.
October-November/Russia: To investigate women's rights issues (with the Human Rights Watch Women's Rights Project).
November-December/Uzbekistan: To investigate restrictions in Kazakhstan of free speech and assembly, and to look into the protection of minority rights.
Middle East Watch
January-February/Egypt: To investigate prison conditions and torture, arrests and detention.
February/Iraqi Kurdistan: To conduct fact-finding on the Iraqi government's human abuses during the Anfal campaign against the Kurds (with CBS news show, "60 Minutes").
April/Kuwait: To investigate the mistreatment of Asian domestic employees.
April-September/Iraqi Kurdistan: To conduct field research into the Anfal campaign.
May/Algeria: To investigate human rights situation since the declaration of the State of Emergency.
May-June/Iraqi Kurdistan: To conduct exhumation of mass graves (with Physicians for Human Rights).
May/Iraqi Kurdistan: To secure the retrieval of captured Iraqi documents.
July/Syria & Jordan: To investigate political detention in Syria and interview Iraqi refugees.
July/Egypt: To release Behind Closed Doors at a press conference in Cairo.
July/Tunisia: To observe the mass trial of Islamists (with International Human Rights Law Group).
Sept-November/Israel: To investigate undercover killings in the Occupied Territories.
November/Iraqi Kurdistan: To secure the retrieval of captured Iraqi documents and to investigate Iraqi government's continued human rights abuses against the Kurds.
April/Spain: To release the Spanish-language version of Prison Conditions in Spain report.
June/U.K.: To release the Prison Conditions in the U.K. report.
August/South Africa: To visit prisons and police lockups.
October/Brazil: To investigate the October 2 massacre of prisoners in Sao Paulo.
Women's Rights Project
June/Peru: To gather information on the use of rape as a form of torture and punishment and other political violence against women.
August/Brazil: To release the Portuguese version of Criminal Injustice: Violence Against Women in Brazil.
September/Thailand: To investigate trafficking in women and hiv-related issues.
October/Pakistan: To conduct follow-up investigation after the report on police abuse of women in custody.
November/Russia: To investigate women's rights issues.