The prosecutor's failure to commit to prosecuting senior RPF officers has undermined his credibility and that of the ICTRHRW urges prosecutions of Rwandan leaders Aug 17, 2009
Attacks on rights defenders might be seen as a perverse tribute to the human rights movement, but that doesn't mitigate the dangerGov'ts step up pressure on rights monitors Jan 20, 2010
Zambian prisoners are starved, packed into cells unfit for human habitation, and face beatings at the hands of certain guards or fellow inmatesHorrible prison conditions in Zambia Apr 27, 2010
These events can no longer be swept under the carpetHRW reacts to Congolese atrocities Oct 04, 2010
The threatened prosecution of President Bush in Switzerland shows that other countries will act against torture even if the U.S. doesn'tProsecute Bush for torture, HRW says Feb 08, 2011
Kenneth Roth is an American attorney and has been the executive director of Human Rights Watch since 1993.
Kenneth Roth, a graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University, has said he was drawn to human rights causes through his father's experience of fleeing Nazi Germany in 1938. His father would keep his three young sons quiet as he cut their hair by telling tales of their grandfather’s butcher shop in Frankfurt, Germany. As they grew older, he told them about living under the Nazis as a young boy and fleeing Germany in July 1938.
Jimmy Carter’s introduction of human rights as an element of US foreign policy in the late 1970s further inspired Roth to take on human rights as a vocation.