CYNTHIA SOOHOO is Director of the "Bringing Human Rights Home" Project at the Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School.
CATHERINE ALBISA is Executive Director of the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) and a consitutional and human rights lawyer with a background on the right to health. Ms. Albisa also has significant experience working in partnership with community organizers in the use of human rights standards to strengthen advocacy in the United States. Ms. Albisa co-founded NESRI along with Sharda Sekaran and Liz Sullivan in order to build legitimacy for human rights in general, and economic and social rights in particular, in the United States. She is committed to a community centered and participatory human rights approach that is locally anchored but universal and global in its vision.
MARTHA F. DAVIS is Professor of Law at Northeastern University Law School, and Co-Director of its Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy. Her scholarly writing and legal work focus on human rights, poverty and women's rights, and she lectures widely on these issues. Her book, Brutal Need: Lawyers and the Welfare Rights Movement, 1960-1973, received the Reginald Heber Smith Award for "distinguished scholarship in the area of equal access to justice" and a citation in the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel competition.