Policy Press

World Report 2016

Events of 2015

By Human Rights Watch


Feb 29, 2016

Page count

700 pages




234 x 156 mm


Policy Press
World Report 2016

The human rights records of more than 90 countries and territories is put into perspective in Human Rights Watch’s signature yearly report. This volume highlights the armed conflict in Syria, international drug reform, drones and electronic mass surveillance, and also features photo essays of child marriage in South Sudan, the cost of the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, and religious fighting in Central African Republic.

Reflecting extensive investigative work undertaken in 2015 by Human Rights Watch staff, in close partnership with domestic human rights activists, the annual World Report 2016 is an invaluable resource for journalists, researchers, students, diplomats, and citizens, and is a must-read for anyone interested in the fight to protect human rights in every corner of the globe.

"Kudos to the University of Bristol’s “publisher with a purpose” for this paperback edition of Human Rights Watch’s 26th annual report." Times Higher Education

"This latest HRW report is an important call to arms to protect health as a fundamental human right." The Lancet (about the 2015 edition)

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights, and operates in more than ninety countries. Its annual World Report is the most probing review of human rights developments available anywhere.



Twin Threats;

How the Politics of Fear and the Crushing of Civil Society Imperil Global Rights ~ Kenneth Roth;

Rights in Transition;

Making Legal Recognition for Transgender People a Global Priority ~ Neela Ghoshal and Kyle Knight;

Ending Child Marriage;

Meeting the Global Development Goals’ Promise to Girls ~ Nisha Varia;

Children Behind Bars;

The Global Overuse of Detention of Children ~ Michael Bochenek;