Reed Brody (@ReedBrody) is a member of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). His latest book is “To Catch a Dictator: The Pursuit and Trial of Hissène Habré” (Columbia University Press), and he is the author, with Michael Ratner, of “The Pinochet Papers. The Case of Augusto Pinochet in Spain and Britain” (Kluwer, 2000).
He has worked alongside the victims of the former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré – who was convicted of crimes against humanity in Senegal – and in the cases of Chile’s Augusto Pinochet and Haiti’s Jean-Claude Duvalier. He currently works with victims of Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh.
As Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch, he wrote four reports on U.S. treatment of Muslim prisoners in the “war on terror” and the book Faut-il Juger George Bush? He led United Nations teams investigating massacres in the Democratic Republic of Congo and monitoring human rights in El Salvador, and he helped the Haitian government prosecute human rights crimes. He coordinated the 1997 ICJ report “Tibet: Human Rights and the Rule of Law.” His 1984 investigation uncovered atrocities by the U.S.-backed “contras” against Nicaraguan civilians and led to a halt in U.S. funding. He is also on LinkedIn.