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Kenneth Roth

About North Korea: 'We Can't Say We Didn't Know' -- So Will China Continue to Block Defectors?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 04.20.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Murder, enslavement, torture, rape, and enforced disappearance are just a few of the "unspeakable atrocities" cataloged in an unprecedented U.N. report on North Korea. In short, you can control 25 million people if you kill, maim and imprison enough of them. And if your neighbor, in this case China, cuts off escape routes.

Human Rights Watch Activist Dies At 60

AP | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Activist Cynthia Brown, one of the guiding forces at the international advocacy group Human Rights Watch, has died at age 60 after fightin...

UN Chief Wins Five More Years: Voice for the Voiceless but Rhetorically Challenged

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's re-election process is complete. The question is whether he is good at his job and most agree he is, despite a low-profile that can work to his disadvantage.

Where is Twitter for the DRC? HRW Reports "Massive Increase in Attacks on Civilians"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that the United Nations-backed intensified military operations in eastern and northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have failed to protect civilians from brutal rebel attacks.

UN Chief Visits Burma: A Political Gamble

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

With an agenda that asks the ruling military junta to open its doors to national "reconciliation", Ban Ki-moon is convinced he can persuade the country's leaders that reforms are for their own good.

A Heroine for Human Rights

Kenneth Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kenneth Roth

The human rights movement has lost one of its true heroes. But we are far stronger for the many years Alison Des Forges spent among us and for the example she set for us all.