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Human Rights Watch (HRW)

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  • April 29, 2021
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Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – International Relations 

In news

  • Human Rights Watch said that Israel is committing the crime of “apartheid” by seeking to maintain Jewish “domination” over Palestinians and its own Arab population.

Important value additions 

Human Rights Watch (HRW) 

  • It is an international NGO,
  • Headquarters: New York City. 
  • It conducts research and advocacy on human rights. 
  • The group pressures governments, policy makers, companies, and individual human rights abusers to denounce abuse and respect human rights 
  • It often works on behalf of refugees, children, migrants, and political prisoners.

Do you know? 

  • Human Rights Watch in 1997 shared in the Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and it played a leading role in the 2008 treaty banning cluster munitions.
  • It was co-founded by Robert L. Bernstein and Aryeh Neier as a private American NGO in 1978, under the name Helsinki Watch, to monitor the then-Soviet Union’s compliance with the Helsinki Accords.

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