Special Advisor, Program

Fred Abrahams, special advisor for Human Rights Watch's program office, specializes in fact-finding and advocacy in human rights crises and armed conflict. He has documented human rights and laws-of-war violations in places such as Albania, Bangladesh, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Sri Lanka, and Israel, Gaza and the West Bank.  He has authored numerous articles and op-eds on human rights and the laws of war and co-authored A Village Destroyed: War Crimes in Kosovo (University of California Press).  Abrahams has a bachelor's degree in German and International Studies and a master's in International Affairs from Columbia University. He speaks German and Albanian.

Profile:

"The man who bugs Israel and Hamas by unraveling their claims," The Jerusalem Post, February 2, 2009

Books:

A Village Destroyed: War Crimes in Kosovo (University of California Press, 2002)

Interviews:

Libya after Muammar GaddafiNieuwsuur, October 10, 2013

"Human Rights Watch Calls on Israel to Investigate "White Flag" Shootings of Gaza Civilians", Democracy Now!, August 17, 2009.