Thursday, November 5, 2009
Human Rights Watch conducts regular, systematic investigations of human rights abuses in some seventy countries around the world... We address the human rights practices of governments of all political stripes, of all geopolitical alignments, and of all ethnic and religious persuasions. Human Rights Watch defends freedom of thought and expression, due process and equal protection of the law and a vigorous civil society.
Human Rights Watch began in 1978 with the founding of its Europe and Central Asia division (then known as Helsinki Watch). Today, it also includes divisions covering Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. It includes three thematic divisions on arms, children's rights and women's rights. ."