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Aryeh Neier (born c. 1937) is an American human rights activist who serves as the president of the Open Society Institute and had earlier been Executive Director of Human Rights Watch and National Director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Neier was born in Nazi Germany and became a refugee as a child when his family fled in 1939 when he was two-years old. He served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University.

Neier was hired by the ACLU in 1963 and became the organization's executive director in 1970. During his time as executive director, he helped grow the organization's membership from 140,000 to 200,000. Neier was criticized for his decision to have the ACLU support the National Socialist Party of America, a Neo-Nazi group, in its efforts to march in Skokie, Illinois in the case National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie, despite the presence in Skokie of large numbers of Jews and Holocaust survivors. The ACLU's representation of the group resulted in 30,000 members who ended their ACLU membership. He also led the ACLU's efforts to protect the civil rights of prisoners and those in mental hospitals, fought for the abolition of the death penalty and to make abortions available to those who need them. In his 1979 book, Defending My Enemy: American Nazis in Skokie, Illinois, and the Risks of Freedom, Neier defended his actions in support of the Skokie march, arguing that Jews are best protected by ensuring that the rule of law allowing minorities to speak out is afforded to all groups.

At a party in Washington, D.C. in early 1976, an attendee from New York indicated that he would not vote for Jimmy Carter for president because of his Southern accent, to which Charles Morgan, Jr., the ACLU's legislative director replied "That's bigotry, and that makes you a bigot." Neier reprimanded Morgan, criticizing Morgan for taking a public position on a candidate for public office. Morgan resigned from his post in April 1976, citing efforts by the bureaucracy at the ACLU to restrict his public statements.

As a human rights activist, Neier has led investigations of human rights abuses around the world, including his role in the creation of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. He has contributed articles and opinion pieces to newspapers, magazines and journals including The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review and Foreign Policy.

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Total Books: 17
The International Human Rights Movement A History
2013 - The International Human Rights Movement a History [Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780691159607
ISBN-10: 0691159602
Genres: History, Reference, Law, Politics & Social Sciences
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Only Judgment The Limits of Litigation in Social Change
2012 - Only Judgment the Limits of Litigation in Social Change (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781617700446
ISBN-10: 1617700444
Genres: Reference, Law
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Defending My Enemy American Nazis the Skokie Case and the Risks of Freedom
The International Human Rights Movement A History
2012 - The International Human Rights Movement a History [Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780691135151
ISBN-10: 0691135150
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Paradise in Ashes  A Guatemalan Journey of Courage Terror and Hope
2005 - Paradise in Ashes a Guatemalan Journey of Courage Terror and Hope [California Series in Public Anthropology] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520246751
ISBN-10: 0520246756
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Taking Liberties Four Decades in The Struggle for Rights
2005 - Taking Liberties Four Decades in the Struggle for Rights (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781586482916
ISBN-10: 1586482912
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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Paradise in Ashes  A Guatemalan Journey of Courage Terror and Hope
2004 - Paradise in Ashes a Guatemalan Journey of Courage Terror and Hope [California Series in Public Anthropology] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780520240162
ISBN-10: 0520240162
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Lost Liberties Ashcroft and the Assault on Personal Freedom
2003 - Lost Liberties Ashcroft and the Assault on Personal Freedom (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565848290
ISBN-10: 1565848292
Genres: Nonfiction, Law, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
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Taking Liberties Four Decades in the Struggle for Rights
2003 - Taking Liberties Four Decades in the Struggle for Rights (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781891620829
ISBN-10: 1891620827
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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War Crimes Brutality Genocide Terror and the Struggle for Justice
Only Judgment The Limits of Litigation in Social Change
1985 - Only Judgment the Limits of Litigation in Social Change (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780819561282
ISBN-10: 0819561282
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Defending My Enemy American Nazis the Skokie Case and the Risks of Freedom
1979 - Defending My Enemy American Nazis the Skokie Case and the Risks of Freedom (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780525089728
ISBN-10: 0525089721
Genre: Law
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Dossier The Secret Files They Keep on You
Dossier the Secret Files They Keep on You (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780812817201
ISBN-10: 0812817206
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Crime and punishment A radical solution
Crime and Punishment a Radical Solution (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780812818239
ISBN-10: 0812818237
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Dossier The Secret Files They Keep on You
Dossier the Secret Files They Keep on You (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812818802
ISBN-10: 0812818806
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