Brooke Goldstein is a New York City based human rights attorney and award-winning filmmaker. She serves as director of The Lawfare Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about and facilitating a response to the abuse of Western legal systems and human rights law. She is also the founder and director of the Children’s Rights Institute (CRI), a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to track, spotlight as well as legally combat violations of children’s basic human rights as occurring throughout the globe. CRI has a special focus on the state-sponsored indoctrination and recruitment of children to become suicide-homicide bombers, child soldiers and human shields.
From 2007-2009 Brooke served as director of the Legal Project at the Middle East Forum, an organization that arranges financial support for, and pro-bono legal representation of persons wrongfully sued for exercising their right to free speech on issues of national security and public concern.
Brooke’s award-winning documentary film, The Making of a Martyr uncovers the illegal, state-sponsored indoctrination and recruitment of Palestinian children for suicide-homicide attacks. Filming Martyr, ahe secured first hand interviews with active and armed members of the Al-Aqsa, Fatah, Islamic Jihad and Hamas terrorist groups as well as with families of suicide bombers, children imprisoned for attempting to blow themselves up, teachers at terrorist-run schools and others involved in the phenomenon of child suicide bombing. Martyr is currently broadcast on television stations throughout the globe and was listed as IMDB’s eighth most popular title on the West Bank.
She is a regular commentator on FOX News and has been featured in several media including CNN, The New York Sun, Swindle Magazine, Defense Technology International and on WABC News Talk Radio and has been published in a variety of sources including the New York Daily News, The American Spectator, the Washington Times, The Counter Terrorist, Special Ops Magazine as well as others.
Brooke is a seasoned public speaker and has lectured and taught seminars at numerous schools including the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York University, Berkeley University, and Stanford University, amongst others. Brooke has also been invited to brief government officials at the U.S. State Department, the White House, the Pentagon, the U.K. Parliament, and U.S. Central Command on issues of asymmetric warfare and human rights.
She is the 2007 recipient of the E. Nathaniel Gates Award for Outstanding Public Advocacy, the 2009 Inspire! Award bestowed by the Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law, was listed in 2009 as one of ’36 Under 36 Young Innovators’ by the Jewish Week, formerly served as an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute, is currently an associate fellow at the Henry Jackson Society and a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute.
Additionally, she is the co-founder of A2B Film Produc- tions, Inc., a Canadian-based independent documentary film production company focused on creating films that explore issues ignored by the mainstream media.
Canadian born, Brooke earned herB.A. from McGill University and received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She also attended Columbia University and University of Toronto.