Aryeh Neier

Open Society Foundations


Aryeh Neier is president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. He was president from 1993 to 2012.

Before that, he served for 12 years as executive director of Human Rights Watch, of which he was a founder in 1978.

Featured Work

JUN 1, 2005 Transcript

The Question of Torture

This distinguished panel explores the practical, moral, legal, historical, and psychological aspects of torture and debates "the ticking bomb" scenario.

MAR 31, 2004 Article

Promoting Democracy through International Law

Failing to draw adequately on international law, the model of democracy promoted by the Bush administration is neither effective nor legitimate in the eyes of ...