Special Advisor, Children's Rights Division

Fred Abrahams 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. Most recently Abrahams has been covering the crisis in Northern Iraq and violations by Islamic State with a focus on children. 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. His book on the fall of communism in Albania will be published in Spring 2015. 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, and is featured in the 2014 documentary film "E-Team," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is available on Netflix.

Profile:

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

Books:

Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe (NYU Press, 2015)

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.