THE RECENT GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA ATTACK ON HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH IS DISTURBING

By: Dr. Charles Kambanda Edited By: Jennifer Fierberg On June 2, 2014, the Minister of Justice – on behalf of the government of Rwanda (GoR) –  issued communiqué “assessing” Human Rights Watch (HRW) activities and conduct in Rwanda. The GoR broad accusations against HRW fit in five categories: (1) HRW is a tool for some unnamed “authorities” to which HRW pays allegiance; HRW is not independent. (2) HRW breached the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  between the GoR and HRW; HRW acts and/or reports on issues beyond the MoU (3) HRW…

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