Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, INC / Farida Deif, Canada Director

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, INC
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Farida Deif, Canada Director 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2007-11-30
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 949898-16403

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 44

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 26

Version 1 of 23 (2007-11-30 to 2008-10-21)

Version 1 of 23 (2007-11-30 to 2008-10-21) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Organization Information

Organization: Human Rights Watch
55 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite #403
Toronto, ON  M4P 1G8
Telephone number: 416-322-8448
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Jasmine Herlt, Canada Director  
Description of the organization's activities: Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice.We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable.We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law.We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization, supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. It accepts no government funds, directly or indirectly
Organization's membership or classes of membership: HRW is run by its Board of Directors
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Jasmine Herlt
Position title: Canadian Director
Public offices held: No

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Justice Canada (JC), Members of the House of Commons, National Defence (DND), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Senate of Canada
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Constitutional Issues, Human Rights, Immigration, International Relations, Justice and Law Enforcement
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Letter to members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development regarding the release of the report from its study on China.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Similar letter writing campaigns.

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program House of Commons Standing Committee On Foreign Affairs and International Development

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