Reed Brody

Reed Brody is Counsel and Spokesperson for Human Rights Watch. His work as counsel for the victims in the cases of Hissène Habré, the exiled former dictator of Chad who faces trial in Senegal, of Augusto Pinochet of Chile and Jean-Claude Duvalier of Haiti has been featured in four films, including “The Dictator Hunter.” He is author of four HRW reports on the U.S. treatment of prisoners in the “war on terror” and the book “Faut-il Juger George Bush?” Before joining HRW, he led United Nations teams investigating massacres in the Democratic Republic of Congo and monitoring human rights in El Salvador and helped to prosecute human rights crimes in Haiti. He coordinated International Commission of Jurists report “Tibet: Human Rights and the Rule of Law” (1997). His 1984 investigation uncovered atrocities by the U.S.-backed “contras” against Nicaraguan civilians. Brody received his JD from the Columbia University School of Law in 1977 and graduated in the top 10% of his class. He was also awarded th Harlan Fiske Sone Scholar all three years he attended. He also obtained his BA in Political Science from Farleigh Dickinson University, where he graduated in the top 2% of his class.

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