Jeri Laber for the Harriman Institute's Oral History Project

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

"It wasn’t until Jimmy Carter became president in 1976 that human rights suddenly became almost a household term. Within the space of a couple of years I could go from having to explain to friends what my human rights work was all about, to being able to say to a taxi driver who asked what I did that 'I work in human rights,' and he would say, 'Oh good.'" Human Rights Watch co-Founder Jeri Laber on her pioneering work in the field of human rights. Read the interview.