Aryeh Neier

Aryeh Neier is President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. He was for twelve years the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. Before that, he was Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

  • Guatemala's Shameful Repudiation of Justice

    February 10, 2014

    If countries were ranked by lawlessness, Guatemala would score near the top.

  • Spying on Americans: A Very Old Story

    June 18, 2013

    Much of the political surveillance of the 1960s and the 1970s consisted in efforts to identify organizations that were critical of government policies and gather information on their adherents. The NSA’s electronic surveillance practices are fundamentally different, but over time, they may lead in the same direction.

  • Reckoning with Genocide

    March 27, 2013

    The prosecution of General Efraín Ríos Montt in Guatemala, now eighty-six years old, stands out in at least one respect. For the first time, a former head of state is being tried for genocide in the courts of his own country.