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World Report 2010: Events of 2009 (Human Rights Watch World Report) by [Human Rights Watch]
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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.

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  • File Size: 13023 KB
  • Print Length: 627 pages
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press (January 4, 2011)
  • Publication Date: January 4, 2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00541Z93S
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As regular readers of Blog On Books know, we like to cover published works in a wide spectrum of categories and while leading English speaking countries have fallen victim to the `celebrification' of news (and many investigative outlets are experiencing broad financial setbacks) it gives us great pride to call your attention to two new works that shed much needed light on global situations that lie far beyond the media spotlight.

First up is this year's 20th annual Human Rights Watch World Report which surveys the current state of human rights abuses in more than 90 countries using the resources of the Human Rights Watch research staff working in concert with local human rights groups in nearly each of the countries in question. The book complies detailed highlights from dozens of reports published throughout the year by the HRW organization and focuses on main categories of abuse like international justice, health and human rights, refugees and displaced persons issues, incarceration and prisoner treatment, internecion, internment, women's and children's issues as well as abuses in both terrorism and counter-terrorism actions.

The wide-ranging report details the latest governmental and NGO positions on everything from genocide, the state of political prisoners, media and voter suppression, torture, unlawful detainment and just about every abuse known to man in a host of counties from large countries like China, Russia and India to smaller and sometimes despotic regimes in places like Somalia, Rwanda, Libya, Iran to the nation-states of the former Soviet Republic. Nearly every country of significance is reviewed (even the U.S.
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