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Helsinki, KSZE-Konferenz

Erich Honecker (GDR, left) and Helmut Schmidt (FRG) at the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe held in Helsinki in 1975. Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1990-009-13, Helsinki, KSZE-Konferenz.

Stay tuned for a roundtable on Peter Slezkine’s essay in January 2015.

From Helsinki to Human Rights Watch: How an American Cold War Monitoring Group Became an International Human Rights Institution

Download PDF On September 7, 2010, George Soros gave Human Rights Watch (HRW) a $100 million grant, the largest in its history. “I’m afraid the United States has lost the moral high ground under the Bush administration, but the principles that Human Rights Watch promotes have not lost their universal applicability,” he said. “So to be more effective, I think the organization has to be seen as more international, less an American organization.”1 Today, it is taken for granted that HRW’s scope should be international Read More »