Human Rights Watch investigates and reports on abuses happening in all corners of the world. We are roughly 450 people of 70-plus nationalities who are country experts, lawyers, journalists, and others who work to protect the most at risk, from vulnerable minorities and civilians in wartime, to refugees and children in need. We direct our advocacy towards governments, armed groups and businesses, pushing them to change or enforce their laws, policies and practices. To ensure our independence, we refuse government funding and carefully review all donations to ensure that they are consistent with our policies, mission, and values. We partner with organizations large and small across the globe to protect embattled activists and to help hold abusers to account and bring justice to victims.

Human Rights Watch
Jun 15, 2021
Full time
FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY GENERAL COUNSEL General Counsel’s Office New York or Washington, DC Application Deadline: July 6, 2021 Role Description The General Counsel is responsible for the management of the legal and compliance functions of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”), the provision of legal services globally, and strategic leadership on a comprehensive range of legal and compliance matters, including tax, media law, intellectual property, U.S. and foreign operations, insurance, commercial transactions, litigation and employment matters including labor relations. This is a critical position for the organization and HRW is looking for a transformational leader who will establish best practices on matters of organizational policies, compliance, and risk assessment and mitigation and will set the future course on these matters for our global organization. This is a highly visible role which will report to the Chief Operating Officer, be a member of HRW’s Management Team,...