Kenneth Roth

Kenneth Roth


Executive Director, Human Rights Watch @HRW

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While the world currently focuses on the attack on Saudi oil facilities, let's not lose sight of the fact that the Saudi-led bombing and blockading of Yemeni civilians has contributed to the world's largest humanitarian crisis.

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New UN report goes beyond initial list of six senior Myanmar army generals who were responsible for atrocities against Rohingya Muslims and now includes 100 responsible officials. Prosecution is an essential step for avoiding recurrence of the atrocities.

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Turkey's Pres Erdogan is making a last-ditch appeal to Russia's Pres Putin and Iran's Pres Rouhani not to commit a bloodbath of the three million civilians sheltering in Syria's Idlib province. Where is the rest of the world on this potential slaughter?

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The Trump-Barr Justice Department is honoring the team that helped to secure Kavanaugh's confirmation just as more evidence of his sexual abuse emerges

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Mexican prosecutors will investigate a former attorney general and his top aides for their mishandling of a probe into the disappearance of 43 student teachers. The UN rights office found authorities had probably tortured dozens of people in the case.

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As the US government withdraws from an active role at the United Nations, China is eagerly filling the gap, and it isn't good for human rights.

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Trump promised he'd benefit "the forgotten man," but deregulation has slashed the costs for industry at the expense of the health and safety of workers and communities.

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Myanmar has more than 100 ethnic groups. What many have in common is they have had to "endure shocking violence at the hands of the armed forces of the central government."

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As Saudi Arabia threatens to sue anyone who Tweets this, my message is: See you in court.

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Sad thing is it's hard to decide which side's lack of women is less surprising.

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Closing its eyes to Indian PM Modi's persecution of Muslims in Kashmir (and his tolerance of violence against Muslims throughout India), the United Arab Emirates honors him.

The Brunei sultan's new penal code is barbaric to the core. It imposes death by stoning for extramarital sex, anal sex, and abortion; amputation of limbs for stealing; and 100 lashes with a whip for lesbian sex. Even for children who reach puberty.

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Disorder? Hardly. Watch how today's nearly two million Hong Kong protesters politely make way for an ambulance.

"I saw no evidence during my week in Gaza of Israel’s accusation that Hamas uses Palestinians as human shields": BBC

This Washington Post graphic helps us visualize the death toll of the current #Gaza  fighting.

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The government of PM Modi has just carried out "one of the biggest mass arrests of civilian leaders in decades" in India even though India "bills itself as one of the world’s leading democracies."

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