Kenneth Roth is an American attorney, former federal prosecutor and the executive director of Human Rights Watch.
One of the world’s leading international human rights organisations, Kenneth joined Human Rights Watch in 1987, and over the last four decades he has helped the organisation grow eight fold.
With over 450 people in 100 countries, he investigates and reports on the rights abuses happening all over the globe.
Executive Director of Human Rights Watch
Prior to this, Kenneth Roth was a graduate of both Yale & Brown University and has written extensively on a myriad of human rights abuses, including but not exclusively to issues of international justice, counterterrorism and the work of the United Nations.
Kenneth also served as a federal prosecutor in New York and for the Iran-Contra investigation in Washington, DC.
In 1997 Kenneth was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for helping bring about the Mine Ban Treaty. He’s documented war crimes in Bosnia, Iraq, and Sierra Leone and done extensive work on trying to help child soldiers.
Shining a Light on Human Rights Abusers
I absolutely loved my conversation with Kenneth Roth. He’s an incredible guy, with nerves of steel and he’s dedicated his life to make sure human rights abuses are not overlooked and that justice prevails.
We went deep on the human rights issues in China, Syria and Yemen. We also talked about what is going on with the Trump administration and the wall and what his organisation is flagging as abuses of power.
Kenneth has some really intense stories about the atrocities civilians are facing in some of these places, and though it was hard to hear at times, I still think it’s important that these stories get out there.
I found what Kenneth has to say fascinating and I know you will too, so pay close attention.
Join us as we discuss:
- The Chinese Communist Party, pacifism, and the Coronavirus
- SARS, Xi Jinping, and the Social Credit System
- Russia, Tibet, and the Geneva Convention
- Syria, Myanmar, and the U.N. General Assembly
- The suppression of Hong Kong protesters and Ai Weiwei
- Syrian refugees, Edward Snowden, and Julian Assange
- Vladimir Putin, Erdoğan, and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen
- Israel, Donald Trump, and undocumented immigration