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Renee C. Redman is new Executive Director of the IHRDC


January 28, 2009 NEW HAVEN - Renee C. Redman has been appointed Executive Director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC), the human rights organization that focuses on establishing a comprehensive and objective historical record of the human rights situation in Iran.

“We are thrilled to have Renee Redman as the new Executive Director,” said Owen Fiss, Chair of the IHRDC. “She takes charge at a moment when all eyes are turning to Iran,” he added “and brings to the endeavor a scrupulous regard for the facts and an uncompromising commitment to human rights.” “IHRDC is a new organization, and a bold one,” he explained, “and Renee Redman will place it at the center of all debates about Iran and its human rights record.”

Redman is an experienced human and civil rights attorney. Prior to joining IHRDC, she practiced immigration law at New Haven Legal Assistance Association and served as Legal Director of the ACLU of Connecticut. Until 2004, she practiced commercial litigation with Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP in New York City. She clerked for the Immigration Courts in New York City and Newark, New Jersey, and the Honorable Warren W. Eginton of the United States District Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Quinnipiac Law School and the University of Connecticut School of Law.

The IHRDC is a nonprofit organization based in New Haven, Connecticut that was founded in 2004 by a group of human rights scholars, activists, and historians. Its staff of human rights lawyers and researchers produce comprehensive and detailed reports on the human rights situation in Iran since the 1979 revolution. The Center’s goal is to encourage an informed dialogue among scholars and the general public in both Iran and abroad. The human rights reports and an archive of documents are available to the public for research and educational purposes at www.iranhrdc.org.

Contact: Renee C. Redman, IHRDC Executive Director, (203) 772-2218 Ext. 215 rredman@iranhrdc.org