About Us

"HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH" is an Autonomous organisation under "Act.No.II of 1882 , Govt Of India". established for promotion and better protection of Human Rights Act on 1993.


Human rights are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being. Human rights are thus conceived as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for every one). These rights may exist as natural rights or as legal rights, in both national and international law. The doctrine of human rights in international practice, within international law, global and regional institutions, in the policies of states and in the activities of non-governmental organisations, has been a cornerstone of public policy around the world. In the idea of human rights it says: if the public discourse of peacetime global society can be said to have a common moral language, it is that a human rights, Despite this, the strong claims made by the doctrine of human rights continue to provoke considerable scepticism and debates about the content, nature and justifications of human rights to this day. Indeed, the question of what is meant by a right is itself controversial and the subject of continued philosophical debate.

Many of the basic ideas that animated the movement developed in the aftermath of the second world war and the atrocities of The Holocaust, culminating in the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris by the United nations General Assembly in 1948. The ancient world did not possess the concept of universal human rights. Ancient societies had elaborate systems of duties... conceptions of justice, political legitimacy, and human flourishing that sought to realise human dignity, flourishing, or well-being entirely independent of human rights. The modern concept of human rights developed during the early Modern period alongside the European secularisation of Jedeo-Christian ethics. The true forerunner of human rights discourse was the concept of natural rights which appeared as part of the medieval Natural law tradition, became prominent during the Enlightenment with such philosophers as John Locke, Francis Hutcheson, and Jean-Jacques Burlamaqu, and featured prominently in the political discourse of the American Revolution and the French Revolution.

From this foundation the modern human rights movement emerged over the latter half of the twentieth century. Gelling as social activism and political rhetoric in many nations put it high on the world agenda.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Justice and peace can become a reality when human rights are acknowledged, respected and promoted. Individuals cannot attain their full potential if they are denied their legitimate rights. This vision has been duly realised in the constitution of India. However, social attitudes and practices remain rooted in traditional beliefs and norms that ignore or violate human dignity and rights, thereby hindering the holistic development of the individual and society.

In keeping with the Commissioners commitment to uphold the rights and dignity of the human person, the Human person, the Human Rights Watch Cell was set up on January 1, 1998, following a symposium to commemorate the fiftieth year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Location : The Registered office of the organization can be transferred from one place to another place with provision of project offices, administrative office, office, branch office, corporate office, liaisoning office chamber in any place of India.