HRW chief resigns after nearly 3 decades | dad

New York (AFP) – The longtime leader of Human Rights Watch announced Tuesday that he will step down as executive director this summer after nearly three decades at the helm of one of the world’s leading advocacy organizations.

Kenneth Roth ran the New York-based group where it shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to ban antipersonnel landmines. The group also lobbied for the creation of the International Criminal Court to prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

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