There is some damning criticism of Human Rights Watch in this article by Alan Dershowitz. In regard to Lebanon, it leaves little room to regard HRW as more than a Hezbollah propaganda organ – and a crude one at that. And Amnesty International is even worse, says Kenneth Anderson, who also claims that:
It's not merely an organization or a movement that is at risk - it is the credibility of human rights itself.
If the very concept of protecting human rights is being eroded because its most prominent advocates insist on siding with tyranny, who is to blame? The ‘moonbats’ and ‘idiotarians’ who run those organisations? Well, yes, of course. But also, no. For evil to triumph, it suffices that good people do nothing.
And good people are doing nothing. Where are the impartial human-rights organisations? The ones that conscientiously investigate alleged atrocities and then take a reputable view about what, factually, happened. The ones that support the liberation of Iraq and Afghanistan, support the existence and self-defence of Israel, recognise the need to use force to protect lives and liberties, and want it to be used morally. The ones that care both about the humane treatment of terrorists by the armed forces of the US and Israel and others who are trying desperately to save innocent lives and about the appalling violations of human rights perpetrated and planned by those terrorists and the tyrannical governments that support them. And keep those two issues in their morally proper perspective.
They are missing. And that is through no fault of the anti-war movement. It is entirely the fault of our side.
Update: Alan has further comments at Elegance Against Ignorance.
Further update: If you're interested in this issue it is worth reading this article by Dershowitz, mainly about Amnesty International's recent condemnation of Israel, and this uncompromising but remarkably empty defence of both Amnesty and HRW, entitled "Diversionary Strike On a Rights Group".