Head of Human Rights Watch to Resign After Nearly 3 Decades

International Desk

The longtime leader of Human Rights Watch announced Tuesday he will step down this summer as executive director after nearly three decades at the helm of one of the world’s leading advocacy organizations, AP reported.

Kenneth Roth ran the New York-based group as it shared a Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for its efforts to ban anti-personnel land mines. The group also pushed to establish the International Criminal Court for prosecuting war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

Roth became executive director in 1993, when the group had a staff of about 60 and a $7 million annual budget. It now has over 550 employees in more than 100 countries and a nearly $100 million budget to campaign against human rights abuses.

প্রকাশ :  April 27, 2022 12:31 am