Collection 184 - Human Rights Watch

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Human Rights Watch


  • 1978 - present (Accumulation)

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The Center for Human Rights Documentation, Columbia University holds the archive of the organisation.

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Human Rights Watch began in 1978 as Helsinki Watch (HW), a monitoring group of compliance by the former Soviet Union and communist bloc countries with the human rights provision of the 1975 Helsinki Final Act. It later extended its activities to other regions of the world, including Africa. It produces research reports on violations of human rights and pressurises governments and international organisations.

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+1-(212) 290-4700
Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York City
New York
United States of America

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