Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities.
Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. With the leverage this brings, Human Rights Watch meets with governments, the United Nations, regional groups like the African Union and the European Union, financial institutions, and corporations to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world.
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A Call for a Binding Global Standard on Due Diligence - Human Rights in Supply Chains sets out some of the most pervasive human rights problems documented by Human Rights Watch in global supply chains.
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Today is International Friendship Day, and there is everywhere greater awareness of human problems and difficulties and of the need of settling them on the basis of good will and understanding.
(August 07, 2016)
Delegates at the 2016 International Labour Conference should initiate a process to develop a binding, international convention to protect human rights in global supply chains, Human Rights Watch said in a report released yesterday.
(May 31, 2016)
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights.
Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
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However, Human Rights Watch’s investigation suggests that FIFA’s existing labor monitoring system may not be effective. In response to Human Rights Watch’s ...
The 2 nd Workshop on the Development of ASEAN Legal Human Rights Instruments was hosted by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Philippines ...
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