Bellagio Residents/

Kenneth Roth

March 2023 Cohort

Bellagio Residency: March 2023

Project: “Righting Wrongs”

Kenneth Roth is a renowned human rights activist and widely-published writer who served for nearly three decades as Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading international human rights organizations. He has conducted numerous human rights investigations and advocacy trips around the world and has written hundreds of articles on a wide range of human rights issues, devoting special attention to the world’s most dire situations. He was previously a federal prosecutor in New York and for the Iran-Contra investigation in Washington. Ken visited Bellagio in March 2023 to write a book about the strategies used by Human Rights Watch to defend human rights, drawing on his years of experience.