About human

HUMAN is the occasional magazine of Human Rights Watch. It is produced by the organization’s media staff as one of a number of platforms we use to spread the word about human rights abuse. The magazine is supported by special grants from donors and does not rely on the main budget of Human Rights Watch. Most of our authors and designers contributed to the magazine for free or for vastly reduced rates. We are deeply grateful for their partnership.

Staff


EditorCarroll Bogert
Deputy EditorsEmma Daly
Stephen Northfield
Magazine AssistantsPaul Aufiero
Nina Papachristou
Photo EditorVeronica Matushaj
DesignWalter Bernard
Milton Glaser
Staff ContributorsMinky Worden
Birgit Schwarz
Legal ReviewDinah PoKempner
Special ThanksCaroline Sharp

About Human Rights Watch

MISSION STATEMENT

Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people worldwide. We scrupulously investigate abuses, expose the facts widely, and pressure those with power to respect rights and secure justice. Human Rights Watch is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all.

COMMITTED TO OUR MISSION OF DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHTS WORLDWIDE.

Our work is guided by international human rights and humanitarian law and respect for the dignity of each human being.

INDEPENDENT.

To ensure our independence, we do not accept government funds, directly or indirectly, or support from any private funder that could compromise our objectivity and independence. We do not embrace political causes, are non-partisan, and maintain neutrality in armed conflict.

FACTUAL, ACCURATE, AND ETHICAL IN OUR FACT-FINDING.

We are committed to maintaining high standards of accuracy and fairness, including by seeking out multiple perspectives to develop an in- depth, analytic understanding of events. We recognize a particular responsibility for the victims and witnesses who have shared their experiences with us.

ACTIVELY FOCUSED ON IMPACT.

We succeed only when our actions lead to positive and sustainable change. We are never complacent, always on the lookout for new opportunities to advance our cause. We also are committed to working on difficult situations, where long-term attention is required for meaningful impact.

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