Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Through its reports and advocacy efforts, Human Rights Watch works to stop abuses. Maintains a staff of over 180 regional experts, lawyers and linguists to help explain why abuses break out and what must be done to stop them. The goal is to make governments pay a heavy price in reputation and legitimacy if they violate the rights of their people.

Current thematic research programmes are: Arms, business, children's rights, women's rights. Produces an annual (printed) Human Rights Watch World Report (introduction available online).

Includes former Asia Watch

WWW site includes all country and thematic reports dating back to 1989, contact information for regional groups, photos, maps and other materials.