Asia Director

Brad Adams, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Asia Division since 2002, oversees the organization's work on human rights issues in twenty countries, from Afghanistan to the Pacific. At Human Rights Watch, he has worked on a wide range of issues including armed conflict, counter-terrorism, media freedom, refugees, the rule of law, and impunity. He has written for publications including Foreign Affairs, the International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Journal.

Prior to Human Rights Watch, Mr. Adams worked in Cambodia for five years as the senior lawyer for the Cambodia field office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and as the legal advisor to the Cambodian parliament's human rights committee, conducting human rights investigations, supervising a judicial reform program, and drafting and revising legislation. A former legal aid lawyer in California, Mr. Adams graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law and is a member of the California bar.

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