Brad Parker

Associate Director of Policy

Brad Parker is Associate Director of Policy at the Center for Constitutional Rights. He leads the organization’s policy advocacy at the federal, state, and international levels, developing and implementing movement-based legislative and policy advocacy strategies to challenge white supremacy, economic oppression, gender oppression, and abusive state practices. Brad has expertise supporting movement partners on lobbying and advocacy, including congressional and government relations, legislative counseling, policy research and analysis, and coalition management. 

Prior to joining the Center for Constitutional Rights, he was Senior Adviser for Policy and Advocacy at Defense for Children International - Palestine, Legal Advocacy Coordinator and Staff Attorney at MADRE, and a Human Rights Fellow in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law. He has worked on a range of international human rights issues, specializing in juvenile justice, grave violations against children during armed conflict, and violations of international humanitarian law and international criminal law in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian Territory; and human rights advocacy addressing sexual violence in Haiti.

His writing has appeared in The Hill, Middle East Eye, +972 Magazine, Al Jazeera English,, and The Daily Beast. Brad has appeared on DemocracyNow!, The Stream, and various podcasts, including Al Jazeera’s Essential Middle East. Brad is a member of the New York State Bar and holds a B.S. in Education from the University of Vermont and a J.D.from the City University of New York School of Law.