The world's leading human rights organisation's indispensable annual record of worldwide human rights abuses is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. Written in straightforward, non-technical language, the backbone of this report consists of a series of concise overviews of the most pressing human rights issues in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, with particular focus on the role played in each country by key domestic and international figures.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, and operates in more than eighty countries. Its annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere. KENNETH ROTH is the executive director of Human Rights Watch. He has conducted numerous human rights investigations and missions around the world.