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Reed Brody

Reed Brody is Counsel and Spokesperson for Human Rights Watch. He is counsel for the victims of the exiled former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, who faces trial in Senegal.  He assisted the government of Haiti in building the case against Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier.  He directed HRW’s participation in the case of Augusto Pinochet at the British House of Lords and is author of the booklet The Pinochet Precedent: How Victims can Pursue Human Rights Criminals Abroad and co-author of The Pinochet Papers: The Case of Augusto Pinochet in Britain and Spain.

His work has been featured in four films, including “The Dictator Hunter.” He is author of four HRW reports on U.S. treatment of prisoners in the “war on terror” and the book “Faut-il Juger George Bush?” In the 1990s, he led United Nations teams investigating massacres in the Democratic Republic of Congo and monitoring human rights in El Salvador.  His 1984 investigation uncovered atrocities by the U.S.-backed “contras” against Nicaraguan civilians.  Brody’s work has been profiled in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Le Monde.


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