Human Rights Watch

Laureate Freedom from Fear Award 2016

Human Rights Watch Laureate Freedom from Fear Award 2016

The nomination of Human Rights Watch is motivated by its dedication to defend human rights worldwide. Pursuant to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Human Rights Watch documents abuses and violations of human rights around the world and is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting and targeted advocacy often in partnership with local human rights groups. Its publications generate extensive coverage in local and international media and promote human rights and justice everywhere in the world. Human Rights Watch raises many issues in its reports, such as social and gender discrimination, torture, military use of children and political corruption. With its work and publications Human Rights Watch supports all those who are oppressed and abused and still have to fight for their fundamental freedoms.