EDEN IAS

NEWS IMPULSE | HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (HRW)| 28 APRIL

Syllabus Section: International Issues

Why in News?

Human Rights Watch said that Israel is committing the crime of “apartheid” by seeking to maintain Jewish “domination” over Palestinians and its own Arab population.

About:

Human Rights Watch:

  • Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an international non-governmental organization.
  • It was co-founded by Robert L. Bernstein and Aryeh Neier as a private American NGO in 1978.
  • It is headquartered in New York City
  • It conducts research and advocacy on human rights.
  • The group pressures governments, policy makers, companies, and individual human rights abusers to denounce abuse and respect human rights, and the group often works on behalf of refugees, children, migrants, and political prisoners.
  • Human Rights Watch in 1997 shared, Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and it played a leading role in the 2008 treaty banning cluster munitions.

Source: The Hindu

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