Human Rights Watch (HRW) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in New York. Its stated aim is to promote human rights and justice around the world.
HRW was founded by Robert L. Berstein in 1978. Each year, the group publishes more than 100 reports on the state of human rights in some 90 countries. It works with local groups, media and policymakers to advocate for the protection of basic rights. In 1997, HRW shared in a Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. It also played a leading role in the 2008 treaty banning cluster munitions. This is an automatic compilation of all DW content on Human Rights Watch.
Human Rights Watch has interviewed dozens of "jihadi" brides at detention camps in Syria who want to return home, including at least 15 Germans. Several countries called for ex-IS members to be tried in Iraq and Syria.
Turkish President Erdogan has insisted in an interview that Turkey should still join the EU. The comments came despite mounting pressure against the Turkish leader's human rights record and his intervention in Syria.
Fighting populism and xenophobia, and championing human rights is bearing fruit, according to Human Rights Watch's World Report 2018. France leads the way, Germany is a mixed bag, the US and Britain are falling behind.
Aid groups are calling on the Greek government to move thousands of migrants from Aegean island camps to the mainland. They say winter temperatures, severe overcrowding and abysmal living conditions pose huge risks. DW speaks to Human Rights Watch's Greece researcher Eva Cosse.
China's social credit system is designed to collect as much information as possible to then reward and punish citizens. I turned to Maya Wang who's with Human Rights Watch and has done extensive research on China's surveillance. I started out by asking her if there is any way for citizens to circumvent such controls.
Egyptian authorities have rounded up dozens of people as part of an unprecedented crackdown on the country's LGBTQ community. We visit an anti-homophobia protest in Berlin, and meet a young gay man in Cairo who says he lives in constant fear of persecution.