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A thought provoking presentation of Human Rights Watch from a Global Governance perspective. By Stephan Lammerich, Hugo Pimentel, Branislav Radulovic Commentators: Christine Gurski, Shqipe Hajredini, Thuy Dung Vu, Oisin Zimmermann 12/01/2011 Lammerich, Pimentel, Radulovic
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. 12/01/2011 Lammerich, Pimentel, Radulovic Dictionary definition according to Merriam-Webster: Human Rights = Rights (as freedom from unlawful imprisonment, torture, and execution) regarded as belonging fundamentally to all persons Introduction
In September 2008 Venezuela expelled two HRW staff accused of "anti-state activities". as a respond on HRW 230-page report, A decade under Chavez: /www.hrw.org/en/news/2008/09/19/venezuela-human-rights-watch-delegation-expelled
Accused for using false and misleading information in this report. The Council on Hemispheric Affairs 12 January 2009 Scholars Respond to HRW’s Kenneth Roth’s Riposte on Venezuelan Human Rights .
Bias concerning the Arab – Israeli conflict
HRW has been accused of bias against the state of Israel of issuing "one-sided and hostile" reports "attacking Israel “and of having an anti-Israel agenda.
accusations that HRW has ignored anti- Semitism. Anti-Semitism in Europe: Fighting Back by Ana Palacio
Accused for working hand in hand with Bill Clinton's Administration.
Accused for challenged its territorial integrity and supported the dismemberment of the unitary state. Executive director Jeri Laber and Kenneth Anderson, “Why Keep Yugoslavia One Country?” New York Times, November 10, 1990.
Robert Hayden, "Don't Turn Yugoslavia Into Europe's Lebanon," Letter, New York Times, December 3, 1990
Given the chance to vote as Bosnians, the population of BIH chose instead to vote, overwhelmingly, as Muslims, Serbs, and Croats.”[ Robert M. Hayden, Blueprints for a House Divided: The Constitutional Logic of the Yugoslav Conflicts (University of Michigan Press, 1999), pp. 91-92)
Nothing critical about ‘’Storm’’ operation in Croatia . 250 000 Serbs out of Croatia in 84 hours. "Croatian Serb Exodus Commemorated,” Agence France Press, Aug. 4, 2004.
nothing critical about NATO action. Amnesti int. Violation of the Laws of War by NATO during Operation Allied Force , June, 2000, pp. 11-13.
In Germany they first came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn’t communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me — and by that time no one was left to speak up.