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 accused Iraq of violating laws that protect children who are recruited by armed groups. It cited "deeply flawed screening processes" and use of torture to extract confessions of IS membership.
Hakeem Al-Araibi, a former member of Bahrain's national football team, says he fears for his life if he is extradited from Thailand. Minky Worden of Human Rights Watch told DW that his extradition would be unacceptable.
Human Rights Watch has called on Argentina to investigate Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for murder and war crimes. Argentina has a clause in its consitution that could give it the ability to do so.
The international NGO Human Rights Watch has published a detailed report on the situation in Western China, where the authorities control all aspects of life. HRW China director Sophie Richardson explains what makes the current situation so different given that the Muslim minority in western China have always been under surveillance of the authorities in Beijing.
Clashes in the Somali region of Ethiopia led to the burning of churches, looting and rape. Police and PM Abiy Ahmed stepped in, calling the chaos shameful, and arresting a former regional president.