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Kenneth Roth

Executive Director,

Human Rights Watch
Mr. Roth is the executive director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world's leading international human rights organizations, which operates in more than 80 countries. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 1987, Mr. Roth served as a federal prosecutor in New York and worked for the Iran-Contra investigation in Washington.

A graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University, Mr. Roth has conducted numerous human rights investigations and missions around the world. He has written extensively on a wide range of human rights abuses, devoting special attention to issues of international justice, counter-terrorism, the foreign policies of the major powers, and the work of the United Nations.
Global Japan
AUG 25, 2011

How Can Business Persons Relate to Human Rights? (Video)

Everyone can agree that human rights are important. However, throughout our daily lives in Japan, there are few opportunities to really understand the human rights violations in the world. However, world business leaders, as strong supporters of the world-renowned NGO Human Rights Watch, are supporting the activities financially and through their networks. Mr. Roth presents the inner workings of Human Rights Watch from a manager’s perspective confronted with this reality.