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Human Rights Watch Should Not Be Criticized for Doing Its Job

(15) Comments | Posted November 2, 2009 | 2:14 PM

It was particularly sad for me to read Robert L. Bernstein's op-ed article last month in The New York Times criticizing Human Rights Watch for its reporting on the Israeli-Arab conflict. Bernstein and I collaborated closely in establishing Human Rights Watch and in making it influential.

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Senator Edward Kennedy Made Human Rights Part of US Foreign Policy

(5) Comments | Posted August 27, 2009 | 6:31 PM

Among the many achievements of Edward M. Kennedy during his long tenure in the United States Senate, one that may be overlooked is his central role in making the promotion of human rights internationally a significant factor in American foreign policy for the long term.
 
Kennedy had...

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Back-to-School Gift Controversy

(5) Comments | Posted August 20, 2009 | 5:17 PM

Last week, George Soros, the founder and funder of the Open Society Institute, announced a gift of $35 million to New York State. The purpose was to allow the state to obtain an additional $140 million in federal matching funds to provide back-to-school payments of $200 each for 850,000 poor...

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