Julia Harrington Reddy heads the Open Society Justice Initiative’s work on equality and inclusion. After graduation from law school, she was an Echoing Green Fellow, working for two years as a legal officer at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia.
In 1997, Harrington Reddy cofounded and became executive director of the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, also based in The Gambia, which became a leader in human rights litigation in the African regional system. She and the cofounder of the Institute, Alpha Fall, won Ashoka fellowships for the Institute’s work. Harrington Reddy joined the Justice Initiative in 2003 and is based in the New York office.