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Human Rights Watch World Report: Events of 2012 (Human Rights Watch World Report)

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“The reports of the New York-based Human Rights Watch have become extremely important. . . .  Cogent and eminently practical, these reports have gone far beyond an account of human rights abuses. . . .”—Ahmed Rashid in The New York Review of Books

An attempt to bring rationality where emotion tends to dominate.”—Simon Jenkins, former editor of The Times (London)

In the aftermath of 2011's Arab Spring uprisings, unexpected new challenges and imperatives of building rights-respecting democracies appeared in their wake. Human Rights Watch’s 23rd annual World Report explores these new challenges and summarizes human rights conditions and practices in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, reflecting extensive investigative work by Human Rights Watch staff. 

Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2013 is the global rights watchdog’s flagship annual review of global trends and news in human rights. An invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and citizens, it features not only incisive country surveys but also several hard-hitting essays highlighting key human rights issues, including:

•An introduction by Human Rights Watch Executive Director Ken Roth on how the Arab Spring shows us that toppling dictators may yet prove to be easier than the tough, complicated process of building a rights-respecting democracy;

•An essay on a Human Rights Council resolution on “traditional values” sponsored by Russia, and the implicit dangers this could mean for LGBT rights;

•An essay on the failure of many global businesses to operate with sufficient regard to human rights, and of governments to oversee them—leading to abuses such as the use of forced labor on a Canadian construction site in Eritrea, or the gang rapes of women by security guards employed by an international mining giant in Papua New Guinea.

World Report 2013 also features striking photo essays by award-winning photographers.

Synopsis:

The most sought-after report of human rights news, Human Rights Watch's annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and citizens. The twenty-third annual report summarizes human rights conditions in more than ninety countries and territories, focusing particularly on the roles--positive or negative--played in each country by key domestic and international figures. It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2012 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with domestic human rights activists.

About the Author

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, and operates in more than eighty countries. Its annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere.

KENNETH ROTH is the executive director of Human Rights Watch. He has conducted numerous human rights investigations and missions around the world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609804824
Author:
Human Rights Watch
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Author:
Roth, Kenneth
Subject:
Politics | International Studies
Subject:
Politics-Human Rights
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-PAGE PHOTO ESSAY
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
8.99 x 5.98 x 1.7 in 1.96 lb

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History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights
History and Social Science » Politics » International Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , The most sought-after report of human rights news, Human Rights Watch's annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and citizens. The twenty-third annual report summarizes human rights conditions in more than ninety countries and territories, focusing particularly on the roles--positive or negative--played in each country by key domestic and international figures. It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2012 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with domestic human rights activists.
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