Linda Lakhdhir

Legal Advisor, Asia Division at Human Rights Watch, Inc.

Linda Lakhdhir

Linda Lakhdhir

Legal Advisor, Asia Division at Human Rights Watch, Inc.

Biography

Linda Lakhdhir is a legal advisor in the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch focusing on the criminalization of speech and assembly in the region. She is a former criminal prosecutor for the US Justice Department in New York, where she served as coordinator of civil rights prosecutions and then as Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force. She has taught US criminal, constitutional, and civil rights law at Gakushuin University in Tokyo; served as the president of the Foreign Women Lawyers Association of Japan; and co-headed a program to provide pro bono legal services to foreign workers in Tokyo. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard Law School.

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Director, Netherlands at Human Rights Watch, Inc.

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Director, Europe & Central Asia Division at Human Rights Watch, Inc.

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Chief Programs Officer at Human Rights Watch, Inc.

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Advocacy Director, Europe & Central Asia Division at Human Rights Watch, Inc.

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Advocacy Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Rights Program at Human Rights Watch, Inc.

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Executive Director, Arms Division at Human Rights Watch, Inc.

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Executive Director, Asia at Human Rights Watch, Inc.

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Executive Director, Children's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, Inc.

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Executive Director, Women's Rights Division & Interim Director, Africa Division at Human Rights Watch, Inc.

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Education
Graduate, Phi Beta Kappa

The University of Virginia (often abbreviated as UVA, UVa, or Virginia) is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It was conceived and designed by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, and established in 1819. UVA's initial Board of Visitors included former Presidents of the United States Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monroe owned the initial site of the University, which was mostly farmland. His law office and farmhouse are now the site of Brown College at Monroe Hill, a residential college at UVA. UVA is one of the eight original Public Ivy universities, and it is the only university campus in the United States that is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News and World Report's National University Rankings, the school was listed as America's 2nd best public university; tied with UCLA and surpassed only by UC Berkeley.

J.D., magna cum laude

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

Career History
Legal Advisor, Asia Division
Current

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, they give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.Their rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

Associate
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Sullivan & Cromwell provides legal advisory services to financial, healthcare, insurance, real estate, energy, other sectors.

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Member, London Committee
Current

Human Rights Watch is one of the world's leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. By focusing international attention where human rights are violated, they give voice to the oppressed and hold oppressors accountable for their crimes.Their rigorous, objective investigations and strategic, targeted advocacy build intense pressure for action and raise the cost of human rights abuse. For 30 years, Human Rights Watch has worked tenaciously to lay the legal and moral groundwork for deep-rooted change and has fought to bring greater justice and security to people around the world.

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2014

Children’s Rights defends the lives and legal rights of America’s abused and neglected children by reforming the failing child welfare systems they depend on for protection and care. Since 1995, the organization has been fighting to enshrine in the law of the land every child’s right to be protected from abuse and neglect and to grow up in a safe, stable, permanent home. Through tough legal action complemented by substantive policy expertise, Children’s Rights has won landmark victories and brought about sweeping improvements in the lives of abused and neglected children in more than a dozen states across the nation.

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2013

Children’s Rights defends the lives and legal rights of America’s abused and neglected children by reforming the failing child welfare systems they depend on for protection and care. Since 1995, the organization has been fighting to enshrine in the law of the land every child’s right to be protected from abuse and neglect and to grow up in a safe, stable, permanent home. Through tough legal action complemented by substantive policy expertise, Children’s Rights has won landmark victories and brought about sweeping improvements in the lives of abused and neglected children in more than a dozen states across the nation.

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2012

Seeds of Peace is a nonprofit company headquartered in New York, NY, that operates as a peace building and leadership development organization.

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