Helsinki Watch was a private American NGO devoted to monitoring
implementation of the
Helsinki Accords throughout the Soviet bloc. The
Helsinki Final Act was signed in 1975, and the organization was
founded in 1978. It focused on the human rights and human contacts
portions of the Helsinki Agreement.
The United States-based
Helsinki Watch group was inspired by Eastern
European efforts such as the Moscow Helsinki Group. In 1982,
representatives of a number of the
Helsinki Watch committees held an
Helsinki Watch Conference and formed the
International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights.
Helsinki Watch evolved into Human Rights Watch.
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