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Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is based in New York, and has offices in Brussels, London, Moscow, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington. It often sets up temporary offices in regions where it is conducting intensive investigations. More than 150 dedicated professionals work for this organization. Human Rights Watch researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world. The organization then publishes those findings in books and reports every year, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. This publicity helps to embarrass abusive governments in the eyes of their citizens and the world. The organization also follows issues of women’s rights, children’s rights, and the flow of arms to abusive forces. Other special projects include academic freedom, the human rights responsibilities of corporations, international justice, prisons, drugs, and refugees. Any and all parties to conflict may find themselves the target of Human Rights Watch.

Human Rights Watch believes that international standards of human rights apply to all people equally, and that sharp vigilance and timely protest can prevent the tragedies of the 20th century from recurring.
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