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Human Rights Watch

Defending and protecting human rights

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three stars

85.82

350 Fifth Avenue 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118
tel: (212) 290-4700   Web Site
EIN: 13-2875808

Board Leadership
Hassan Elmasry & Robert Kissane
Co-Chairs

CEO
Kenneth Roth
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.82 three stars
  Financial 80.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

three stars

80.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
74.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.79
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Rights Watch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Human Rights Watch on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $35,457,963
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $12,387,638
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $47,845,601
   Program Service Revenue $21,998
Total Primary Revenue $47,867,599
   Other Revenue $7,766,265
TOTAL REVENUE $55,633,864
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $50,512,594
   Administrative Expenses $5,598,877
   Fundraising Expenses $14,446,715
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $70,558,186
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-14,924,322
   
Net Assets $204,981,899

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$527,767 0.74% Kenneth Roth Executive Director

Mission

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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Charity Contact Info

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 & Robert Kissane
Co-Chairs

CEO

Kenneth Roth
Executive Director