Author Archives: Bart De Sutter

About Bart De Sutter

is a doctoral student in the Department of History at the University of Antwerp. He conducts research on the relationships among Helsinki human rights NGOs during the Cold War.

Peter Slezkine Round table: A Plea to Open the Archives

This post is part of our round table on Peter Slezkine’s essay on the origins of Human Rights Watch from our recent issue. Please be sure to read other entries by Stephen Hopgood, Kenneth Roth, Aryeh Neier, and a final response from the author. Peter Slezkine’s contribution is a welcome attempt to understand the expanding scope of Human Rights Watch (HRW) from its origins as the Helsinki Watch to its current claim to defend the rights of people worldwide. Despite the recent surge of interest in the history Continue reading →