Human Rights Watch World Report 2007
Human Rights Watch is increasingly recognized as the world's leader in building a stronger human rights culture. Their annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward non-technical language, it prioritizes events in the most affected countries during the year. The backbone of the report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role—positive or negative—played in each country by key domestic and international actors. Highly anticipated and widely publicized by the U.S. and international press every year, it is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and now, all world citizens.
"A wonderful report. An attempt to bring rationality where emo- tion tends to dominate." —Simon Jenkins, former editor of The Times of London, speaking on BBC Radio 4: Start the Week "Cogent and eminently practical, these reports have gone far beyond an account of human rights abuses in the country." —Ahmed Rashid, in the New York Review of Books "When Human Rights Watch … focuses its annual review on America's use of torture and inhumane treatment, every American should feel a sense of shame. And everyone who has believed in the United States as the staunchest protector of human rights in history should be worried." —International Herald Tribune
About Human Rights Watch
KENNETH ROTH is the executive director of Human Rights Watch. He has conducted numerous human rights investigations and missions around the world.