Rwanda is effective today the chairship of the Commonwealth Forum of national human rights institutions. This is thanks to the highly coveted international “A” status that the country was recently accredited with for its commendable efforts in the protection of human rights.
That is, however, opposed to the biased and fabricated reports by Human Rights Watch (HRW) and its lifetime executive director, Kenneth Roth, that incessantly demonizes Rwanda and taints her image on the international scene with the unscrupulous rights watchdog particularly ganging up with prominent members of anti-Rwanda attacking dogs against the gains that the country made over the last 28 years.
The ‘A’ status came after a thorough evaluation conducted by a committee made up of 16 persons from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN-OHCHR), the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) representatives from the four regions of Africa, Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific, plus other human rights organizations.
Among the conditions for a country to be awarded ‘A’ status in the protection of human rights is that the country’s human rights commission should readily receive citizens’ complaints, investigate them, and seek proper redress, something HRW disparages while concocting its baseless “reports”.
It is high time for HRW to stop poking its nose into Rwanda’s affairs as its agenda was unmasked a long time ago.