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Saving Lives at Sea

A Two-week Rescue Mission with SOS Mediterranee

Men dangle their legs off the side of an overcrowded rubber dinghy in international waters off Libya. October 11, 2017.



Demonstrators carrying banners and placards take part in the Women's March next to the Eiffel Tower on the Parvis des Droits de l'Homme on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France.
The Pushback Against the Populist Challenge


Portraits of Intersex people who attend the 2017 AIS-DSD Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on July 13, 2017.
Ending the Intersex Exception

People Born with Atypical Sex Characteristics Battle For Informed Consent

© 2018 Brian Stauffer for Human Rights Watch
“Soon There Won’t Be Much to Hide”

Transparency in the Apparel Industry

Illegal logging seized by IBAMA, Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources. Amazon, Brazil.
Earth Matters

The Case for the Right to a Healthy Environment

The Mediterranean is the deadliest migration route in the world, with over 15,000 deaths recorded since 2014. That so many are willing to risk their lives is a testament to their desperation and determination to escape persecution, violence, and hardship at home. Human Rights Watch researcher Judith Sunderland spent two weeks on board the rescue ship Aquarius, patrolling international waters near Libya, and talked with the crew about the European Union (EU) policies that prompted this Mediterranean mission.