Press Statement
Eric Paulsen resigns as Executive Director, joins Fortify Rights as new Legal Director
25 June 2018

Lawyers for Liberty wishes to announce that Eric Paulsen, its co-founder and Executive Director has resigned and joined Fortify Rights as the new Legal Director. However, he will be based in Malaysia and remains as Adviser to LFL.

Fortify Rights is a human rights organization committed to building the power of community-based responses to human rights violations. In 2018, the organization received the Roger E. Joseph Prize, which is awarded annually to “exceptional individuals and institutions” for their “lasting contribution to the causes of human rights.” Fortify Rights currently works in Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, and Bangladesh.

Latheefa Koya, a co-founder of LFL will take over as the interim Executive Director.

We wish Eric all the best.

Released by:
Latheefa Koya
Executive Director
Lawyers for Liberty