Human Rights Watch (HRW)

HRW is a research based NGO. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offendenders to justice.

  • Civil Society
  • Civilian Small Arms Control
  • Human Rights
  • Media
  • Mine Action
  • Transitional Justice

Human Rights

HRW research based on first-hand information can constitute an added-value for building up an efficient implementing mechanism within the area of human rights, since human rights are a major component of any peacebuilding capacity.
  • Policy advice
  • Research and policy development
Description of activities
Recommandations on concrete Human Rights priorities, identifying adovcacy targets at inetrnational , regional and local level (Burundi, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Great Lakes Region).
Accountability for past Abuses, Truth and Reconciliation, Rule of Law; Trafficking, Corruption, Arbitrary arrests, Killings/Burundi, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Great Lakes Region.

Transitional Justice

Civilian Small Arms Control

  • Americas
    • North America
      • United States of America
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Chile
      • Brazil
  • Europe
    • Western Europe
      • France
      • Germany
      • Switzerland
      • Belgium
  • Asia
    • Central Asia
      • Uzbekistan
    • East Asia
      • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
    • South Asia
      • India
      • Sri Lanka
    • Western Asia
      • Iraq
      • Israel
      • Jordan
      • Lebanon
  • Africa
    • Central Africa
      • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • Eastern Africa
      • Sudan
    • Southern Africa
      • South Africa
Human Rights Watch (HRW)
Rue Cornavin 9
Geneva CH-1201
Non-governmental organisation
New York, USA
Rue Cornavin 9
Geneva CH-1201
Advocacy Office

As the birthplace of humanitarian action and the center of the human rights work of the United Nations, Geneva offers Human Rights Watch a unique setting for our vocation to protect and promote human rights worldwide. Our work in Geneva, while multi-faceted, focuses on monitoring the activities of the United Nations and other international agencies in order to inform, influence and advance debates and policies on human rights, such as the UN Human Rights Council, the OHCHR, the Treaty Monitoring System, the Special Procedures mechanism.

Sébastien Gillioz
Acting Director
Sébastien Gillioz
Acting Director