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Americas Watch Committee (U.S.)

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Works: 339 works in 908 publications in 3 languages and 13,996 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Inscriber, Editor
Classifications: JC599.S2, 323.49097284
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El Salvador's decade of terror : human rights since the assassination of Archbishop Romero by Americas Watch Committee (U.S.)( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on human rights in El Salvador by Americas Watch Committee (U.S.)( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peru under fire : human rights since the return to democracy by Americas Watch Committee (U.S.)( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Peru is once again officially a democracy, its human rights abuses have increased steadily over the past decade. The people of Peru are caught in a deadly crossfire between government forces and a brutal insurgent movement, chiefly Sendero Luminoso, as they battle for control of the country. More than half of Peru's citizens now live under a sustained state of emergency: in effect governed by the military, they lack basic protections against arbitrary arrest, incarceration, or extra-judicial execution by the armed and police forces or the paramilitary groups that are tolerated. However, although Peru now has the highest rate of disappearances of any nation worldwide, serious public debate about human rights has declined in the face of mounting economic and political turmoil. In Peru under Fire, Americas Watch shows that the nation's elected leadership, faced with an unparalleled economic crisis, has lacked the capacity or will to combat subversion with reforms that could reduce the economic, racial, cultural, and regional divisions feeding the insurgency. In addition, the government has not been able to curb the corruption and violence caused by the drug traffic that results from Peru's production of coca leaf, the basis for cocaine. Americas Watch discusses in detail the United States's proposal to send military advisers and aid to help the Peruvian military combat Sendero and curtail the narcotics trafficking. The book argues that a military response to these problems cannot substitute for a coherent regional political, military, and economic program, coordinated and supervised by the Peruvian government
Silencing a people : the destruction of civil society in Haiti by Americas Watch Committee (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Close-up report reveals repression meted out to religious, political, economic, human rights, and other interest groups and individuals in Haiti in early 1990s. Discusses ways in which civil society has been affected"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Human rights in Nicaragua : 1985-1986 by Americas Watch Committee (U.S.)( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique( )

in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political murder and reform in Colombia : the violence continues by Juan E Méndez( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing and murder with a political motivation remain the worst human rights problems faced by Colombia today. An estimated 3,760 Colombians died in 1991 in political violence; this figure includes combat-related deaths, murders of non-combatants by the guerrillas and the army, "social cleansing" killings (whose targets are beggars, prostitutes, drug addicts and the homeless), and massacres and murders of political adversaries committed by paramilitary forces or by the Army or police forces of Colombia. More alarming is that, despite efforts by some government officials and agencies to investigate and prosecute, the perpetrators of these killings enjoy near-total impunity. In 1991, Colombians successfully concluded an experiment in political liberalization. A popularly-elected Constituent Assembly enacted a new Constitution in an attempt to broaden political participation and representation and to guarantee fundamental rights. Significantly, however, the Constituent Assembly failed to curb prerogatives enjoyed by the Armed Forces. In fact, the new Constitution places the armed and security forces even further away from civilian or judicial control. Despite a series of promising political reforms in 1990 and 1991, the government of President Cesar Gaviria Trujillo has been unable to stem the violence that accounts for more political murders in Colombia than any country in the hemisphere, with the possible exception of Peru. In this report, Americas Watch finds that killings and outright murder with a political motivation remain the worst human rights problem faced by Colombia today. "Political Murder and Reform in Colombia" ascribes responsibility for the political vilence to a broad range of actors, including government forces, paramilitary groups, and guerrilla organizations. But there is no question that state agents are directly responsible for many of the murders, or indirectly responsible for providing assistance to the actual killers. The report concludes that government actions to reduce the violence will remain only half-measures until instances of human rights abuse are investigated, and the perpetrators prosecuted and punished, regardless of where inquiries lead. Americas Watch on the Colombian government to give highest priority to the struggle against impunity by allocating the necessary resources to the civilian courts and by providing to lawyers, investigators and magistrates reliable protection from intimidation and corruption
El Salvador's other victims : the war on the displaced by Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guatemala, getting away with murder : an Americas Watch and Physicians for Human Rights report by Anne Manuel( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VI. THE ROLE OF THE UNITED STATES
Failure--the Reagan administration's human rights policy in 1983( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural violence in Brazil by Jemera Rone( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Portuguese and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brutality unchecked : human rights abuses along the U.S. border with Mexico( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untold terror : violence against women in Peru's armed conflict by Robin Kirk( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights in Peru : one year after Fujimori's coup by Robin Kirk( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honduras, on the brink : a report on human rights based on a mission of inquiry( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights in Jamaica by Paul Chevigny( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Reagan administration's record on human rights in 1986 by Nueva York Human Rights Watch( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Settling into routine : human rights abuses in Duarte's second year by Jemera Rone( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violations of the laws of war by both sides in Nicaragua, 1981-1985 by Cynthia G Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights in Cuba : the need to sustain the pressure by Mary Jane Camejo( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuban Law and International Standards
 
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El Salvador's decade of terror : human rights since the assassination of Archbishop Romero
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