Our Mission

HRW saving lives

Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people worldwide. We are an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all. Together we can:

Investigate. Our researchers go into hot zones, exploring, probing, and documenting atrocities and abuse, corroborating all facts.

Expose the truth. With credible, compelling evidence not available elsewhere, we create the legal and moral groundwork that drives profound change.

Bring pressure to bear. Armed with facts, we bring abusers to justice and compel leaders to realize they have no choice but to change their conduct.

You help victims see the return of their rights, their dignity, and their humanity.

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