Aryeh Neier, former Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, is President of the Open Society Institute. He is the author of Taking Liberties: Four Decades in the Struggle for Rights.
The Art of Political Murder: Who Killed the Bishop? by Francisco Goldman
A Country Unmasked by Alex Boraine
Unspeakable Truths: Confronting State Terror and Atrocity by Priscilla B. Hayner, with a preface by Timothy Garton Ash
Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals by Gary Jonathan Bass
Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice by Geoffrey Robertson, with an introduction by Kenneth Roth
Kosovo Report: Conflict, International Response, Lessons Learned a report from the Independent International Commission on Kosovo, with an address by Nelson Mandela
For Humanity: Reflections of a War Crimes Investigator by Richard J. Goldstone, with a foreword by Sandra Day O'Connor
Crimes Against Humanity and the Transition from Dictatorship to Democracy Congress, May 25, 1993 Report issued by the Executive Council of the Iraqi National
With the Contras: A Reporter in the Wilds of Nicaragua by Christopher Dickey
If countries were ranked by lawlessness, Guatemala would score near the top.
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.
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.