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The International Human Rights MovementA History$
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Aryeh Neier

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691135151

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691135151.001.0001

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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch

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(p.204) 9 Human Rights Watch
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The International Human Rights Movement
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Aryeh Neier

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691135151.003.0009

This chapter talks about how, despite the Human Rights Watch becoming one of the two most important institutions for the protection of human rights worldwide, its beginnings in the late 1970s did not seem to foreshadow its subsequent development. The organization is an outgrowth of the efforts of a handful of people to address one particular human rights problem of the era. They did not plan in advance its expansion to address a full range of issues worldwide. Nor did they begin with the intent to adopt the modus operandi that soon came to define the organization's character. Those developments were, to a large extent, accidents of history.

Keywords:   Human Rights Watch, human rights, international organization, human rights problem, human rights institution

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