Irit Rosenblum identified a critical gap in law and human rights-the family. She broke new ground by pioneering the development of family human rights law in Israel and globally. She founded New Family in 1998 to practice her SocioLegal philosophy of the new family in which every individual has an inalienable right to establish a family and to exercise equal rights within it regardless of gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation and status. Rosenblum drafted and promoted 20 family rights laws and wrote 17 Family Rights guides. She is a respected legal innovator and the recipient of distinctions in Israel and abroad.