Ken Hurwitz

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Kenneth Hurwitz is senior legal officer on anticorruption with the Open Society Justice Initiative. Based in the New York office, Hurwitz was previously a senior associate at Human Rights First (formerly, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights), where he worked to help ensure legal accountability for serious human rights violations in international and national fora, including support of the International Criminal Court and human rights litigations in U.S. courts. At Human Rights First, Hurwitz also worked on rights issues arising out of U.S. anti-terrorism policies, focusing on the detention and treatment of alleged terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, in Iraq and Afghanistan, and within the United States, and on military commissions.

Hurwitz began his career as a corporate and commercial attorney at the New York law firm Proskauer Rose LLP, and later served as associate general counsel for a New York–based international banking and shipping group.