Edwin Rekosh, human rights lawyer and founder and executive director of the Public Interest Law Institute (PILI), an RBF grantee, is this year's recipient of the International Human Rights Award from the American Bar Association Section of Litigation.
The Balkan sun is blistering. In Obilic, a town in Kosovo, the region's most unstable corner, coal dust and smoke from a massive power plant taint the air with sulfur. The town hall's drab auditorium fills with people in short-sleeve shirts, standard-issue blue overalls; their hands are calloused. The stale air inside seems to demand answers. Read more