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Kenneth Roth

Executive Director
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Kenneth Roth is the executive director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world's leading international human rights organizations, which operates in more than 90 countries. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 1987, Roth served as a federal prosecutor in New York and for the Iran-Contra investigation in Washington, DC. A graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University, Roth has conducted numerous human rights investigations and missions around the world. He has written extensively on a wide range of human rights abuses, devoting special attention to issues of international justice, counterterrorism, the foreign policies of the major powers, and the work of the United Nations.

 

Articles Authored:

Defending Human Rights Values Under Attack, 11 Newspapers in Europe, June 22, 2016

Multimedia:

Lateline Interview on Manus Island detention Center Closing, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, April 27, 2016

Media Profiles:

"Thunder on the Rights," Vanity Fair, September 19, 2008

Human Rights Watch Reports:

Twin Threats: How the Politics of Fear and the Crushing of Civil Society Imperil Global Rights (January 27, 2016)

Articles Authored