Senior Researcher, Africa Division

Corinne Dufka, senior researcher in Human Rights Watch's Africa Division with specialized expertise in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, and Guinea, is in charge of the organization's work in West Africa. From 1999-2004, Dufka was based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, both as a researcher for Human Rights Watch and, in 2002 during a year's sabbatical, as a criminal investigator for the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone. She has also done extensive research into the human rights practices of armed insurgencies within West Africa. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Dufka worked as a photojournalist for the Reuters news agency, covering conflicts in Central America, Europe and Africa, and as a psychiatric social worker in San Francisco. She has a master's degree in social welfare from the University of California at Berkeley. Dufka also speaks Spanish and French.

Other Writings:

Combating War Crimes in Africa, Statement before the US House Subcommittee on Africa, June 24, 2004
"Children as Killers" and "Disappearances," Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know, eds. Roy Gutman and David Rieff. London: W.W. Norton and Company, 1999