Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is an international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. Its headquarters are in New York City and it has offices in Berlin, Beirut, Brussels, Chicago, Geneva, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, Paris, San Francisco, Tokyo, Toronto, and Washington.

As of June 2011, the organization’s annual expenses totaled $50.6 million.

The George Soros Open Society Foundation is the primary donor of the Human Rights Watch, contributing $100 million of $128 million of contributions and grants received by the HRW in the 2011 financial year. The $100 million contribution from the Open Society Foundation will be paid out over ten years in $10 million annual installments.

Read more about Human Rights Watch:  History, Profile, Financing and Services, Notable Staff, Issues and Campaigns, Publications, Comparison With Amnesty International, Criticism, Recent Controversies

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