Dinah PoKempner

Dinah PoKempner

Technology and Human Rights Fellow
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Dinah PoKempner is the chief legal officer of Human Rights Watch. She has helped lead the organization’s work on cyber-liberties, privacy, the campaign against killer robots, whistleblowers, and many other issues relating to technology and human rights. Ms. PoKempner has testified before Congress, participated in international treaty processes, and helped shape UN resolutions on privacy in the digital age. In addition to her work on international legal policy, Ms. PoKempner oversees Human Rights Watch’s engagement in international litigation and has trained human rights researchers around the world. Her field research has taken her to Cambodia, the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, former Yugoslavia and elsewhere in documenting and analyzing compliance with international humanitarian law, war crimes and violations of civil and political rights. A graduate of Yale and Columbia University School of Law and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Ms. PoKempner also teaches international human rights law at Columbia College.