Human Rights Watch

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04/02/2018 - 1:52pm

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For more than 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.
Mission Statement: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 offenders to justice. 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.

Organisation Type: 
International Civil Society Organisation
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Intervention Sector(s): 
Advocacy & Awareness
Democracy & Civic rights
Gender issues
Good governance and transparency
Human Rights & Protection
Contact person's position: 
Office Administrator
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Contact person's phone number: 
Damascus Road
Beirut , Beirut
Phone: +9611217670
Fax: +9611217672
Beirut LB
Damascus Road
Contact person's name: 
Rola Awada

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On December 9, 2009, a Lebanese criminal court sentenced a Lebanese woman to 15 days in jail for repeatedly beating Jonalin Malibago, her Filipina


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Job Vacancies

The Middle East and North Africa Division and the Communications Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Arabic Translations Associate. The position will support HRW online, one of the world’s premier sources of human rights information. This position is full-time at 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday from 12 PM to 9 PM GMT. This is a fixed-term position for one year and is preferably based in Tunis, Beirut or Amman but other MENA locations will be considered, pending security considerations. The Associate reports to the Translations Coo

Sunday, 30 September 2018

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a Researcher to monitor the human rights situation in Lebanon. The Researcher will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy strategy on Lebanon. This is a fixed-term full-time position for two years. This position will be based in Beirut and report to the Middle East and North Africa Division Deputy Director based in Beirut (the Beirut Director).

Friday, 24 August 2018


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