Counsel and Spokesperson

Reed Brody is Counsel and Spokesperson for Human Rights Watch. His work as lead counsel for the victims in the case of the exiled former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré – who faces trial in Senegal – and in the cases of Augusto Pinochet and Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has been featured in four films, including “The Dictator Hunter”. He is author of four Human Rights Watch reports on U.S. treatment of prisoners in the “war on terror” and the book “Faut-il Juger George Bush?”  Before joining Human Rights Watch, he led United Nations teams investigating massacres in the Democratic Republic of Congo and monitoring human rights in El Salvador, and he helped to prosecute human rights crimes in Haiti. He coordinated the International Commission of Jurists report “Tibet: Human Rights and the Rule of Law.” His 1984  investigation uncovered atrocities by the U.S.-backed “contras” against Nicaraguan civilians. His work has been profiled in the New York TimesNational Public Radio, Al-Jazeerathe National Post, the Wall Street Journal, El País, El Mundo, El Periódico de Catalunya, La Repubblica, Tages-Anzeiger, La Croix and Le Monde.



Facing Justice, Human Rights Watch (February 8, 2013)

His Victims Won't Forget "Baby Doc" Duvalier, Human Rights Watch (April 14, 2011)

US-Backed Chadian Dictator Hissène Habré Faces War Crimes Trial in Historic Win for His Victims, Democracy Now (July 2, 2013)

Spanish Judge Disbarred in Trial Seen as Retaliation for Trailblazing Human Rights Work, Democracy Now (February 10, 2012)

The Interview, France 24 (March 13, 2013)

The Dictator Hunter - Bringing Chadian Dictator to Justice, Democracy Now (June 14. 2008)

The Dictator Hunter, Global Voices (2008)