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Description: Bookshare presents a selection of titles published by Human Rights Watch. These titles aim to shed light human rights conditions around the globe, in order to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice.


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Some Transparency, No Accountability: The Use of Oil Revenue in Angola and Its Impact on Human Rights

by Human Rights Watch

The Angolan government has consistently mismanaged its substantial oil revenues and, despite rhetorical commitments, has yet to demonstrate a meaningful commitment to reform.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Thai Policy toward Burmese Refugees and Migrants

by Human Rights Watch

This briefing paper, based on research conducted in Thailand in November and December 2003, outlines recent developments in Thai policy towards Burmese refugees and migrants.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Undue Process: Terrorism Trials, Military Courts, and The Mapuche in Southern Chile

by Human Rights Watch

The Chilean governmentÂ’s recourse to anti-terrorism statutes to deal with organized Mapuche communities has brought restrictions on due process rights that are not justified by the alleged offenses.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Empty Promises: Diplomatic Assurances No Safeguard against Torture

by Human Rights Watch

This report analyzes the use of diplomatic assurances by governments and commentary on their use from the U.N. system, North America, and the Council of Europe region.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Divorced from Justice: Women's Unequal Access to Divorce in Egypt

by Human Rights Watch

Egyptian women are at a distinct disadvantage in access to divorce for no reason other than that they are women.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


In a Time of Torture: The Assault on Justice In Egypt's Crackdown on Homosexual Conduct

by Human Rights Watch

Egypt is carrying out a crackdown.The victims are men suspected of having sex with men. The violence is aimed not only at their loves but at their lives.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Iraq: State Of The Evidence

by Human Rights Watch

This report provides an in-depth account of what has happened to key archival and forensic evidence since the ouster of Saddam Hussein in April 2003.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


No Rest: Abuses Against Child Domestics in El Salvador

by Human Rights Watch

This report examines domestic work by children who work in other people's households, including the households of relatives.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


"If We Return, We Will Be Killed": Consolidation of Ethnic Cleansing in Darfur, Sudan

by Human Rights Watch

This report documents and analyzes the continuing violence by all parties to the conflict, obstacles to return and to the reversal of ethnic cleansing.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Demolished: Forced Evictions and the Tenants' Rights

by Human Rights Watch

This report details the problems many Chinese citizens face as they are evicted from their homes, sometimes violently, by state and private actors.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


'Enduring Freedom' Abuses by U. S. Forces in Afghanistan

by Human Rights Watch

This report, based on research conducted in southeast and eastern Afghanistan in 2003 and early 2004, focuses on how U.S. forces arrest and detain persons in Afghanistan.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Setting an Example? Counter-Terrorism Measures in Spain

by Human Rights Watch

This report examines aspects of Spain's antiterrorism regime that give rise to violations of Spain's obligations under international human rights law.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Human Rights Watch World Report 2005

by Human Rights Watch

This report is Human Rights Watch's fifteenth annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in 64 countries, drawing on events through November 2004.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Egypt: Mass Arrests and Torture in Sinai

by Human Rights Watch

October 13, Egypt's State Security Investigation service (SSI) began a campaign of mass arbitrary arrests due to a massive car-bomb which wrecked the Taba Hilton hotel on October 7, 2004.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


The International Criminal Court: How Nongovernmental Organizations Can Contribute To the Prosecution of War Criminals

by Human Rights Watch

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is a permanent international tribunal created for the prosecution of crimes against humanity, genocide, and war crimes.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Justice At Risk: War Crimes Trials In Croatia, Bosnia And Herzegovina, And Serbia And Montenegro

by Human Rights Watch

This document sets out Human Rights Watch's current concerns about the conduct of war crimes trials before national courts in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia and Montenegro.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Like the Dead in Their Coffins--Torture, Detention, and the Crushing of Dissent in Iran

by Human Rights Watch

This report documents treatment in detention in a number of facilities in Iran. Among these, Evin Prison is the most well-known and holds many political detainees.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Claims in Conflict: Reversing Ethnic Cleansing in Northern Iraq

by Human Rights Watch

This report documents the increasing frustration of thousands of displaced Kurds and other non-Arabs, who are living in desperate conditions as they await a resolution of their property claims.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Honoring The Killers: Justice Denied For "Honor" Crimes In Jordan

by Human Rights Watch

This report describes the social context in which "honor" crimes take place, underreporting of domestic violence and the deference often accorded men who admit to killing their female relatives.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Political Freedoms In Kazakhstan

by Human Rights Watch

This report details government harassment of Kazakhstan's opposition through arbitrary criminal and threats of job dismissal, aimed at preventing them from running for public office.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Failure to Protect: Anti-Minority Violence in Kosovo, March 2004

by Human Rights Watch

This report documents the widespread attacks against Serbs, Roma, Ashkali (Albanian-speaking Roma) and other minorities that took place in Kosovo on March 17-18.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


How to Fight, How to Kill: Child Soldiers in Liberia

by Human Rights Watch

This report documents how more than 15,000 child soldiers fought on all sides of the Liberian civil war, and that many units were composed primarily of children.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Aceh Under Martial Law: Problems Faced by Acehnese Refugees in Malaysia

by Human Rights Watch

This report documents Malaysia's deportations of refugees and asylum seekers from Aceh and the mistreatment of Acehnese refugees while in Malaysia.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


In the Name of Security: Counterterrorism and Human Rights Abuses Under Malaysia's Internal Security Act

by Human Rights Watch

This report documents a pattern of serious abuses against detainees, including beatings, burning with lit cigarettes, and psychological abuse, under its draconian internal security law.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


Struggling to Survive: Barriers to Justice for Rape Victims in Rwanda

by Human Rights Watch

This 58-page report investigates the persistent weaknesses in the Rwandan legal system that hamper the investigation and prosecution of sexual violence.

Date Added: 05/25/2017



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