E-lert: HRW Negates Rights of Accused Persons

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued a report encouraging victim-centered investigations: https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/improvingSAInvest_0.pdf

Even though the organization has pushed for fair trials in third world countries, the HRW instead has endorsed an approach of “start by believing” for crimes at home in the U.S.

Email HRW here: https://www.hrw.org/contact-our-office-new-york and tell them that victim-centered investigations are a dangerous new trend, and do little to further neutral investigations or help victims.

Tell them that the presumption of innocence is crucial. Wrongful convictions can happen when our justice system does not operate fairly.

Best regards,
Gina Lauterio
Program Director
Center for Prosecutor Integrity