Edwin Rekosh Visiting Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; Director, Human Rights Initiative, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Panel 1
Edwin Rekosh is Visiting Professor of Law and the Director of Human Rights Initiatives at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. In that capacity, he is overseeing the overall growth of Cardozo School of Law’s human rights program, including Human Rights Forward, an initiative to create new solutions for combating suppression of civil society groups and advancing human rights. Prior to Cardozo School of Law, Rekosh served as the president & CEO of PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law, an organization which he founded in 1997 to develop global resources and networks in support of local human rights advocacy around the world. Rekosh also teaches on the adjunct faculty of Columbia Law School and has been a recurring Visiting Professor at Central European University in Budapest. Rekosh has pioneered innovative human rights initiatives in China, and in over 30 other countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and was awarded the American Bar Association’s International Human Rights Award in 2009.