Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people worldwide. We are an independent, international organization consisting of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. We are known for our accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. We are relentlessly focused on achieving impact.
For 40 years, Human Rights Watch has investigated human rights abuses, exposed those responsible, and pressured governments and policymakers to enact impactful change. Today, we monitor human rights abuses in some 100 countries, with offices and communities of supporters in many regions of the world. With the partnership of our donors, we maintain a staff of over 450 representing 77 nationalities, who work each day for values that underpin our movement: justice, dignity, compassion, and equality for all.