Human Rights Watch, The World Report 2012

World Report 2012

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The World Report 2012
What You Need to Know About the Global State of Human Rights

Human Rights Watch launched the 22nd annual edition of its World Report in Cairo on Sunday. The introductory essay (below), by Executive Director Kenneth Roth, addresses the international response to the momentous “Arab Spring.” 

The 676-page book highlights human rights conditions in more than 90 countries around the globe and underscores the most important trends. The World Report 2012 reflects our researchers’ extensive field investigations, undertaken during the past year, often in close partnership with local human rights activists.

It includes information on Mexico’s military abuses, Somalia’s warring factions, Pakistan’s dire human rights situation, and the United States’ flawed counter-terrorism policies.

You can download the World Report 2012 for free online (PDF, 4MB), or purchase a soft-cover copy for $30.


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