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Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
Since 1978, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights has worked in the U.S. and abroad to create a secure and humane world by advancing justice, human dignity and respect for the rule of law. We support human rights activists who fight for basic freedoms and peaceful change at the local level; protect refugees in flight from persecution and repression; promote fair economic practices by creating safeguards for workers’ rights; and help build a strong international system of justice and accountability for the worst human rights crimes.
William D. Zabel is Chair of the Board of the Lawyers Committee, Tom Bernstein is the President of the Board, Michael Posner is the Executive Director, Michael McClintock is the Director of Program, and Elisa Massimino is the Director of the Washington, D.C. Office.
This report was written by: Fiona Doherty, Kenneth Hurwitz, Elisa Massimino, Michael McClintock, Raj Purohit, Cory Smith, Rebecca Thornton and Stephen Vladeck. Michael McClintock was the principal editor.
Others on the Lawyers Committee staff who contributed to the report were: Eleanor Acer, Heidi Altman, Susan Benesch, David Danzig, Ali Di Matteo, Zinga Fraser, Anwen Hughes, Fiona McKay and Jill Savitt. Special thanks to board members Harold Koh and Raymond Brown for their valuable input.
We wish to thank the contributors whose funding made this report possible: the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur, Foundation, the Open Society Institute, and The Atlantic Philanthropies, along with fellowship providers Equal Justice Works and the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
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