Reed Brody "grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from Columbia Law School. After leaving his job as New York Assistant Attorney General, he worked in Nicaragua, Haiti, El Salvador, Zaire, East Timor, and Cambodia, documenting atrocities and seeking to bring their perpetrators to justice. He spearheaded the legal cases against Augusto Pinochet of Chile and Hissène Habré of Chad. He is the author of Human Rights Watch reports on United States abuse of detainees in the "war on terror." On behalf of the International Campaign for Tibet, he accompanied and advised exiled Tibetan women attending the 1995 UN Conference on Women in Beijing. Reed was executive secretary and UN Representative for the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva. He was chief writer and editor of the 1997 ICJ report "Tibet: Human Rights and the Rule of Law." He is the former Executive Director of the International Human Rights Law Group (now "Global Rights") in Washington, D.C." 
- Advisory Board, Mental Disability Rights International
- Counsel, Human Rights Watch 
- Editorial Review Board, Human Rights Quarterly 
- ”Biography", International Campaign for Tibet, Accessed December 2006.
- Editors and Editorial Board, Human Rights Quarterly, accessed March 22, 2010.