Former Chair of the Women's Rights Division at the Human Rights Watch
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"We have, broadly, two choices: We can embark on the fool's errand of eradicating commercial sex, whether by punishing the suppliers and/or the users, making no distinction whatever regarding the circumstances or we can search out and punish coercion, while seeing to it that our response to those who choose 'the life' is humane and that we do not add to their calamities."
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Vice Chair, Middle East Division, Human Rights Watch, 2005-present
Partner, Outten & Golden LLP,
President, Friends of Kol HaNeshama
Vice Chair, North America New Israel Fund
Chair, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch, 1993-2005
President, New York Civil Liberties Union, 1988-1993
Director, Women's Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union, 1974-1978
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Board of Trustees, Human Rights Watch
Member, National Coalition Against Censorship
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi
JD, University of Southern California Law School, 1969
AB, magna cum laude, University of Southern California, 1966