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Human Rights Watch Mourns Founder Robert Bernstein

Expand Robert L. Bernstein, 1997.  © Viviane Moos/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images (New York) – Human Rights Watch mourns the death of Robert L. Bernstein, the publishing leader and rights advocate who organized the people and groups that ultimately became Human Rights Watch. Bernstein served as the first chair of the board of Human Rights Watch until 1990, and then was elected Founding Chair Emeritus. He died on May 27, 2019, aged 96.  “Bob Bernstein had the vision to uphold international human rights when few recognized their importance,” said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights…

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