Lars Waldorf

Waldorf is a graduate of Harvard Law School (1989) and the director of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) field office in Kigali, Rwanda, where he has been working for the past two years. During his stay at HRP, Lars evaluated the Gacaca courts in Rwanda that will be adjudicating the bulk of the crimes committed during the 1994 genocide. In particular, Lars, who spent fifteen months observing the trials of the ICTR, worked on assessing Gacaca and the ICTR comparatively to evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of international and local justice.