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 (“MENA”) of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is currently seeking an intern in the Beirut Office. The selected candidate will intern closely with the MENA deputy director, researchers, and research assistant. Ideally, the candidate will intern for three months starting on August 13, 2018, with the possibility for extension.

Monday, 30 July 2018

The Middle East and North Africa (“MENA) Division of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a Research Assistant to assist in the monitoring and reporting of human rights violations in Egypt, with possible additional rights monitoring and reporting work on Libya. This is a fixed-term full-time (40 hours per week) position for up to 1 year, with the possibility of extension. Preferred locations for this position to be based include Berlin, Tunis, and Beirut, however, other locations will be considered. The Research Assistant will report to the Egypt Researcher in the MENA Division, based in Europe.

Thursday, 3 May 2018


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