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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW), an American organization founded in the 1970s as Helsinki Watch to campaign for the release of political prisoners in the Soviet...
United Nations

Gaza’s worsening electricity crisis provides a textbook example of why many so-called human-rights organizations no longer deserve to be taken seriously. The crisis stems entirely...
human rights

I’ve written over the years about how the partisan political agenda of human rights activists and groups erodes the legitimacy of many mainstream groups advocating...
Israel

Regardless of whether you support or oppose a new law allowing Israel to bar entry to prominent supporters of anti-Israeli boycotts, one outcome was eminently...
human rights watch

The first step toward correcting a problem is admitting you have one. The left isn’t there yet. Take, for example, Kenneth Roth, the president of the...
Human Rights

I have written on occasion about the ideological and political corruption of those groups that claim the mantle of human rights advocacy. The American Friends Service...

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve criticized Human Rights Watch (HRW) for conducting human rights research and advocacy subjectively through the lens of politics rather...

Ken Roth has now been executive director of Human Rights Watch (HRW) for more than two decades; indeed, he has become an institution there. But...

This week is unfortunately a bit of a perfect storm of conditions that foster anti-Semitism. The High Holidays are approaching, Israel has just fought a...

If there is anything we have learned in the past few decades is that there is a thriving international journalism market for any story that...

I wrote here yesterday regarding Human Rights Watch’s tendency to substitute polemic for research, and to force analysis through a political lens. At issue were...

Human Rights Watch (HRW) likes to consider itself the authority on human rights and adherence to international law. Unfortunately, in recent years it has weathered...