Senior Researcher, Business and Human Rights

Chris Albin-Lackey is a senior researcher in the Business and Human Rights Program. He carries out research and advocacy work on human rights issues related to extractive industries as well as the human rights impact of corruption in resource-rich countries.  From 2008 until 2010, Albin-Lackey was a senior researcher in Human Rights Watch's Africa Division specializing on the Horn of Africa and Kenya. Prior to that, he was the Nigeria researcher at Human Rights Watch, focusing on issues including local government corruption in the oil-producing Niger Delta; abuses connected to Nigeria's 2007 elections; and government discrimination against "non-indigene" populations across Nigeria. He also worked as a fellow for Human Rights Watch, covering Ethiopia in the run-up to that country's controversial 2005 elections. Albin-Lackey lived in Ethiopia and Madagascar as a Peace Corps volunteer before joining the organization. Albin-Lackey has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Boston University and a JD from Columbia Law School. He speaks French.