The most sought-after report of human rights news, Human Rights Watch's annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists, diplomats, and citizens. The twenty-third annual report summarizes human rights conditions in more than ninety countries and territories, focusing particularly on the roles--positive or negative--played in each country by key domestic and international figures. It reflects extensive investigative work undertaken in 2012 by Human Rights Watch staff, usually in close partnership with domestic human rights activists.
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. ENNETH ROTH is the executive director of Human Rights Watch. He has conducted numerous human rights investigations and missions around the world.