Rob Berschinski

Rob Berschinski (@RobBerschinski) is the Senior Vice President for Policy at Human Rights First. Berschinski previously served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. He also served under Ambassador Samantha Power as Deputy Director of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations’ office in Washington, D.C.; worked as special assistant to then-Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter; and spent three years as Director for Security and Human Rights Policy at the White House National Security Council. Berschinski began his career as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force, and is an Iraq War veteran.

Articles by this author:

A Radically (Modest) Bureaucratic Proposal to Strengthen Democracy and Human Rights at Home and Abroad

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Oct 30th, 2020

Good Governance Papers No. 9: Building an Effective Human Rights-Based Foreign Policy

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Oct 26th, 2020

Why We Oppose the Pompeo Commission on Unalienable Rights’ Draft Report

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Jul 30th, 2020

Trump’s ICC EO Will Undercut All U.S. Sanctions Programs—Is That Why Treasury Isn’t Conspicuously on Board?

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Jun 16th, 2020

A Bipartisan Push in Congress to Fight the ‘Parallel Pandemic’ of Human Rights Abuses Abroad

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Jun 1st, 2020

How Congress Can Save Lives, Protect Rights, and Exert U.S. Leadership Globally in Response to Coronavirus

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Apr 8th, 2020

What the UN Security Council Can Do on Coronavirus: A Global Goods Coordination Mechanism

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Mar 24th, 2020

Pompeo’s Commission on Unalienable Rights Looks to Be a “Win-Win” for China

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Mar 23rd, 2020

The Khashoggi Killing at Six Months: How Congress Should Move Forward

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Apr 1st, 2019

Warning Signs: President Trump May Violate Federal Law in Absolving Saudi Crown Prince

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Nov 24th, 2018

From Brunson to Khashoggi, Global Magnitsky Sanctions Score a Mixed Record of Firsts

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Nov 9th, 2018

An Explainer: Senate’s Letter on Khashoggi and the Global Magnitsky Act

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Oct 12th, 2018