• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • Staff251-500
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1978

Human Rights Watch

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, they give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Their rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 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. Their staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. With the leverage this brings, Human Rights Watch meets with governments, the United Nations, regional groups like the African Union and the European Union, financial institutions, and corporations to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world. Their on-the-ground researchers constantly monitor human rights conditions in some 80 countries around the world. These researchers create the foundations of their work by talking with people who were either abused or who witnessed abuse. Human Rights Watch also speaks with local human rights advocates, journalists, country experts, and government officials. We publish our findings in more than 100 reports and hundreds of news releases each year. In times of crisis, they're at the forefront, releasing up-to-the-minute information and advocating for action. They are a fully independent non-governmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. In order to maintain our independence, they accept no money from any government, directly or indirectly.
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Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Operations Administrator
    United Kingdom
  • Consultant, Stress and Resilience
    Canada, Brazil, United States
  • Director, Technology and Human Rights
    Lebanon, United States, United States, United States, Brazil, Germany, United Kingdom
  • Researcher, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries
    Belgium, Germany, United States, United States, Lebanon, Jordan, United Kingdom

Staff at Human Rights Watch have experience in


  • human rights
  • tertiary education
  • public administration
  • research & development
  • market research


  • ford foundation


  • china
  • mali
  • united states
  • israel
  • kenya


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Civil Rights
Research & Development
Public Administration
Torts / Conflict Resolution
Media Affairs / Public Relations
Events / Training
Legislation / Regulations
Data Management
Writing / Journalism
Monitoring / Evaluation

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Company Offices

  • Belgium
  • Brussels
  • Avenue des Gaulois, 7
  • 1040
  • Netherlands
  • Amsterdam
  • Prinsengracht 583, 1016 HT
  • Noord Holland
  • South Africa
  • Johannesburg
  • 1st fl, Wilds View, Isle of Houghton, Boundary Road (at Carse O'Gowrie), Parktown
  • 2198
  • United States
  • Washington
  • 1630 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 500
  • District of Columbia 20009
  • United States (headquarters)
  • New York
  • 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
  • New York 10118-3299