Author Archives: Kenneth Roth

About Kenneth Roth

is executive director of Human Rights Watch. Follow him on Twitter @KenRoth

Peter Slezkine Round table: The Two Paths that Converged in Human Rights Watch

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, Aryeh Neier, Bart De Sutter, and a final response from the author. Peter Slezkine is right to note there were two different methodologies at the origin of Human Rights Watch, which began as a series of regional Watch groups. Helsinki Watch was founded foremost to protect local activists in Soviet-era Moscow, Warsaw, Prague and other Eastern Continue reading →