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Found in the United States in 1997 by Co-Founders, Chuhu Xiong and Joe Davy. Due to time restriction and personal reasons, Joe Davy and Chuhu are no longer with the Hmong International Human Rights Watch. HIHRW was incorporated in the State of North Carolina on December 23, 2003. The first term was administered by Bon Xiong and Shawn Chang who assumed the responsibility of presidency of the organization since 2000 -2008. Currently, Bon Xiong is the President.

Hmong International Human Rights Watch (HIHRW) is a non-partisan, non-political, not-for-profit organization whose sole existence is to bring human rights to the Hmong people worldwide.The purpose of HIHRW is to methodically investigate and document human rights violations being committed against the Hmong, and to follow through until justice is served. 

It is the position of Hmong International Human Rights Watch that Hmong all over the world share a common bond together that transcends their individual nationalities. That bond is their ethnicity, as noted in the often heard Hmong phrase “Peb yog ib haiv Hmoob” (”We are Hmong”). Furthermore, we pledge to:

  • BASIC PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES

    (September 1997)

    • It is the position of Hmong International Human Rights Watch to protect, defend, and stand up for ALL HMONG who suffer from human rights violations, as protected under the United Nations 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. [ English | Lao | Thai ]
    • Hmong International Human Rights Watch is a non-partisan, non-political, not-for-profit organization whose sole existence is to bring human rights to the Hmong people.
    • Hmong International Human Rights Watch believes that Hmong all over the world share a common bond together that transcends their individual nationalities. That bond is their ethnicity, as noted in the often heard Hmong phrase "Peb yog ib haiv Hmoob" ("We are Hmong").
    • It is the position of Hmong International Human Rights Watch to put pressure on governments, the international community, and human rights organizations to investigate claims and allegations of human rights violations committed against the Hmong, as protected under the United Nations 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
    • To methodically document and investigate cases of human rights violations committed against the Hmong, and present them to international human rights organizations so that justice may be served.
    • Opposition to any type of forced or coerced repatriation of Hmong refugees or displaced persons.
    • Hmong International Human Rights Watch is interested in developing worldwide awareness of the Hmong people's history of persecution and human rights abuse.
    • To educate the general public regarding the situation of the Hmong and their history of persecution and genocide.
    • To educate the international Hmong community about the United Nations 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


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