Changing the Terms of Engagement with Silicon Valley
Limiting Beijing’s Influence Over Accountability and Justice
Time to Re-Energize the “Never Again” Movement
Convincing “Middle Powers” to Fight Autocrats Despite High Costs
Fighting the “Gender Ideology” Myth
Helping Older People Stay Connected, and at Home
Human Judgment and Responsibility in the Age of Technology
World Report 2019 is Human Rights Watch’s 29th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2017 through November 2018.
In his keynote essay, “World’s Autocrats Face Rising Resistance,” Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth argues that while autocrats and rights abusers often captured headlines in 2018, rights defenders pushed back and gained strength in unexpected ways.
The 674-page book reflects extensive investigative work that Human Rights Watch staff undertook in 2018, usually in close partnership with human rights activists and groups in the country in question. It also reflects the work of our advocacy team, which monitors policy developments and strives to persuade governments and international institutions to curb abuses and promote human rights.Download the easy-to-read version of the keynote essay