Rebecca Riddell

Rebecca Riddell

Rebecca Riddell (@rebecca_riddell) is a lawyer whose work focuses on human rights, corporate accountability, and advancing the rights of refugees and immigrants. She previously worked as a fellow at Human Rights Watch investigating and authoring reports on the treatment of unaccompanied children in Europe. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable James L. Cott in the Southern District of New York in 2017-2018. She graduated from New York University School of Law, where she partnered with Haitian community organizations to advance human rights threatened by metal mining in Haiti as a student advocate with NYU’s Global Justice Clinic. Rebecca also worked at the U.S. Department of Labor’s International Labor Affairs Bureau in Washington, D.C., where she focused on the intersection of trade law, international financial institutions’ obligations, and labor rights. She also researched migrant labor protections as an International Law and Human Rights Fellow at Zhicheng Public Interest Law Center in Beijing, China, and was a Fellow at the Center for Business and Human Rights at Stern School of Business at NYU.