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us: Human Rights Watch (Organization)


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    • us: Watch Committees
    • us: Khʹi͡uman raĭts votch/Khelʹsinki votch
    • us: HRW (Human Rights Watch)
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      • found: Weschler, J. The persecution of human rights monitors, c1987: t.p. (Human Rights Watch (Americas Watch/Asia Watch/Helsinki Watch)) t.p. verso (36 West 44 St., New York, NY 10036; Human Rights Watch is made up of Americas Watch, Asia Watch and Helsinki Watch)
      • found: The Reagan administration's record on human rights in 1986: t.p. (Watch Committees (Americas Watch/Asia Watch/Helsinki Watch))
      • found: Phone call to Human Rights Watch, 9/27/88 (Watch Committees; informal umbrella term for Americas Watch, Asia Watch, & Helsinki Watch; not an earlier name; name Human Rights Watch from approx. 2/88)
      • found: Prava cheloveka v Tadzhikistane, 1994: t.p. (Khʹi͡uman raĭts votch/Khelʹsinki votch)
      • found: No neutral ground, 1989: t.p. verso (Human Rights Watch is composed of five Watch Committees: Africa Watch, Americas Watch, Asia Watch, Helsinki Watch and Middle East Watch)
      • found: Human rights in Uzbekistan, 1993: verso t.p. (Human Rights Watch is composed of six divisions, Africa Watch, Americas Watch, Asia Watch, Helsinki Watch, Middle East Watch, and the Fund for Free Expression)
      • found: Second class, c2001: t.p. (Human Rights Watch) p. [iv] (an independent nongovernmental organization; began 1978 with its Europe and Central Asia Division (then known as Helsinki Watch), also includes divisions covering Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East; and thematic divisions on arms, children's rights and women's rights)
      • found: Human Rights Watch update, Jan. 1997: t.p. (Human Rights Watch; HRW)
      • found: Speaking freely, 2016: ECIP data view (Human Rights Watch; Robert L. Bernstein established the Fund for Free Expression, the parent organization of Helsinki Watch which was established to monitor the former Soviet Union's compliance with the Helsinki Accords; in 1988, the series of "Watch Committees" created throughout the 1980s -- Americas Watch, Asia Watch, Middle East Watch -- merged to become Human Rights Watch, one of the largest human rights organizations in the world; he served as the Chair of Human Rights Watch from 1978 to 1998, when he became Founding Chair Emeritus, a title he still holds today)
      • found: Human Right Watch online, 01-21-2016: (international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights; HRW headquarters are in New York City with offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Berlin, Brussels, Chicago, Geneva, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, Nairobi, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Zurich)
    • Change Notes

      • 1988-03-23: new
      • 2016-01-21: revised
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