Leonard Rubenstein has been Executive Director of Physicians for Human Rights since 1996. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Mr. Rubenstein has spent 15 years in the field of advocacy for human and civil rights. Before coming to PHR, Mr. Rubenstein was the director of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law in Washington. He has lectured and written extensively on the subject of disability rights, human rights, and medical ethics. He is co-author, with Judge Robert Levy, of the book, The Rights of People with Mental Disabilities, and was a principal author of recent PHR reports including Health and Human Rights: The Legacy of Apartheid and Endless Brutality: Ongoing Human Rights Violations in Chechnya. He is also a co-founder of Mental Disability Rights International and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Mr. Rubenstein serves as Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on the International Human Rights of the Section on Individual Rights and has also served on the ABA’s Commission on the Mentally Disabled. He has served on the Ethics Committee of the District of Columbia Bar and currently serves on the Rules Committee. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. In 1996, Mr. Rubenstein received the National Mental Health Association Mission Award.