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Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue
34th Floor
New York, NY 10118
tel: (212) 290-4700
fax: (212) 736-1300
EIN: 13-2875808

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Board Leadership

Hassan Elmasry & Joel Motley


Kenneth Roth
Executive Director

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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Human Rights Watch

Defending and protecting human rights

(out of 100)
Overall 92.76 4 stars
  Financial 90.22 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 4 stars
This rating was published 12/01/2015 using data for FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics (Data from FY2014 990)
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Primary Revenue Growth 14.8%
  Program Expenses Growth 11.6%
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.62
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Rights Watch on the FY2014 990 they filed with the IRS

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $56,035,960
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $12,185,376
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $68,221,336
   Program Service Revenue $33,093
Total Primary Revenue $68,254,429
   Other Revenue $5,960,454
TOTAL REVENUE $74,214,883
   Program Expenses $51,458,550
   Administrative Expenses $4,938,706
   Fundraising Expenses $10,248,758
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,568,869
Net Assets $241,604,108


Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$449,018 0.67% Kenneth Roth Executive Director


Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, we give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes. Our rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

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