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.


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


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


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.