Announcing HURIDOCS new Executive Director

Friedhelm Weinberg has been appointed as Executive Director.


HURIDOCS is pleased to announce the appointment of Friedhelm Weinberg as Executive Director. He will begin his new role immediately, having previously served as Interim Director.

After the Board’s extensive search, Gisella Reina, Chair of the HURIDOCS Board said of the appointment:

“HURIDOCS has a young and energetic director that listens and leads. His experience with our global network, having worked in Asia, Africa and the Former Soviet Union region, gives him the firm understanding of what our community thinks and wants. Friedhelm has proven his capacity to strengthen and motivate our international and distributed team to be creative and effective.”

HURIDOCS was founded in 1982 as a global network of human rights organisations to pool expertise on how to organise, manage and use information effectively to promote and protect human rights. This mandate is more relevant than ever, as the human rights movement advocates, litigates and monitors, and relies on information to do this effectively in a digital world.

Friedhelm Weinberg first joined HURIDOCS in 2012. Over the years, he has taken on a variety of roles, including communications and project management and most recently as Deputy Director. Previously, he has worked as a journalist in his native Germany. Of his new position, Friedhelm said:

“It is an honour to take on this role with HURIDOCS, an organisation that has such deep roots and such an important mission. Together with our partners and staff, we will imagine and develop creative ways to release, gather, and use information to further human rights worldwide. Thanks to our experience and positive energy, we will create solutions that defy adversity and strengthen our movement.”

You may reach Gisella Reina, HURIDOCS Chair, at and Friedhelm Weinberg at

Please join us in congratulating Friedhelm on this new role!

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