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Profile of registrant

Human Rights Watch

Identification number in the register: 56362448807-46
Registration date: 21/05/12 15:46:19

The information on this organisation was last modified on 16/05/13 10:39:45
The date of the last annual update was 16/05/13 10:39:45


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Human Rights Watch
Acronym: HRW
Legal status: ASBL
Website address: https://www.hrw.org

Sections

Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Roth Kenneth
Position: Executive Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Lotte Leicht
Position: EU Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 350 Fifth Avenue 
New York City 10118
UNITED STATES
Telephone number: (+1) 212 290 4700
Fax number: (+1) 212 736 1300
Other contact information: HRW Brussels Office
Avenue des Gaulois 7
1040 Brussels
Belgium
Phone: +32 2 732 20 09
Fax: +32 2 732 04 71

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of more than 280 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities.
Established in 1978, Human Rights Watch is known for its accurate fact-finding, impartial reporting, effective use of media, and targeted advocacy, often in partnership with local human rights groups. Each year, Human Rights Watch publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media.
Human Rights Watch meets with governments, the United Nations, regional groups like the African Union and the European Union, financial institutions, and corporations to press for changes in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the world.

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 11
Complementary information: Lotte Leicht,
Claire Ivers,
Tirana Hassan
Thibaud Deweert,
Lea Scarpel,
Caroline Eriksen,
Elizabeth Evenson
Reed Brody,
Jan Kooy,
Henri Thulliez,
Andrew Stroehlein.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Claire Ivers 28/05/13 24/05/14

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


HRW’s EU Office in Brussels carries out advocacy vis a vis the European institutions and EU member state governments. Our office aims to ensure that the European Union, EU member states, and other governmental organizations based in Europe put human rights at the heart of all their policies.

The EU Office is in regular contact with key EU policy-makers at the EEAS, the European Commission, the European Council, Permanent Representations of EU countries, and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Our office also engages regularly with representatives of EU member states.

We focus on a range of European policies including:

• Human rights in EU foreign policy
• Development policy
• Trade
• Human rights in EU member states and accession countries
• Security and human rights
• Asylum and refugee protection
• Migration policy
• Judicial and police cooperation
• Human rights and the arms trade
• Business and human rights

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Development
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Trade

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information: Human Rights Watch has approximately 300 staff around the world, of which 11 are based in Brussels.
We are not a membership organization.

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




-Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN)
The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) is an informal grouping of NGOs operating at EU level in the broader areas of human rights, democracy and conflict prevention.
The vision of the HRDN is that human rights and democracy are placed at the heart of the European Union's internal and external policy agenda. This vision should manifest itself in a European Union that effectively protects human rights at home and is a force for positive change in the world.
In pursuit of this vision, the network aims to influence EU and member state human rights policies and the programming of their funding instruments to promote democracy, human rights and sustainable peace.
Participation in the network is open to non-governmental organizations which engage at EU level in the promotion of human rights, democracy and conflict prevention in and outside the EU. Applicants will be admitted to the network if none of the current members object.


- Crisis Action
Crisis Action is an international, non-profit organisation which aims to help avert conflicts, prevent human rights abuses and ensure governments fulfil their obligations to protect civilians.
Crisis Action works behind the scenes to support a diverse range of partners who are all concerned with tackling the immediate effects or long-term consequences of conflict. We aim to help them increase the impact of their responses to current and emerging conflict-related crises.

- Fundamental Rights Platform
Launched by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) in 2008, the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) is a network for cooperation and information exchange, set to act as the main channel for the FRA to engage civil society and to ensure a close cooperation between the Agency and relevant stakeholders.

- HRC-Net
The HRC-NET is a cross-regional network of human rights organizations from around the world that aims to share information and advocate at the Human Rights Council (HRC). The network was established in 2007.

Financial data

Financial year: 07/2012 - 05/2013
Total budget: 44,425,000
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 44,425,000
- donations: 44,425,000
- contributions from members:
other incomes : 0
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 300000  € - 350000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

To ensure its independence, Human Rights Watch is supported solely by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. It accepts no government funds, directly or indirectly.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.