History Of « Human Rights Watch »:

Events

The Creation of Helsinki Watch

1978

Helsinki Watch adopted a methodology of publicly "naming and shaming" abusive governments through media coverage and through direct exchanges with policymakers. By shining the international spotlight on human rights violations in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

The Creation of Americas Watch

1981

The Creation Of Asia Watch

1985

The Organization adopted the name of "Human Rights Watch"

1988

The Creation of Africa Watch

1988

The Creation of Middle East Watch

1989

Human Rights Watch shared in the Nobel Peace Prize

1997