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Rebecca Riddell

Legal and Policy Director, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

Counsel, Human Rights and Privatization Project

Biography:

Rebecca Riddell is the Legal and Policy Director for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Margaret Satterthwaite.

 

She also serves as Counsel to the Human Rights and Privatization Project at New York University School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, where her research focuses on poverty and inequality, human rights, and the commodification of essential services such as healthcare and housing. Previously, she was a senior advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable James L. Cott in the Southern District of New York, and was a fellow at Human Rights Watch, where her work focused on migrant and refugee rights and children’s rights. She graduated cum laude from NYU Law, where she was the inaugural Digital Executive Editor of the NYU Review of Law and Social Change and led the Unemployment Action Center, a law student-run city-wide non-profit that supports people seeking unemployment insurance. She graduated summa cum laude from Kenyon College with a degree in Political Science and was awarded a Fulbright grant.