Researcher, Europe and Central Asia Division

Lydia Gall is a human rights lawyer by training and comes with a background in Roma rights and the Middle East. She has previously worked on documenting violations of humanitarian law and human rights in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory followed by extensive work protecting and promoting the rights of the Romani minority in Europe.

Before joining Human Rights Watch, Gall worked as a staff attorney involved in strategic litigation on behalf of Romani victims of human rights abuses, particularly in the fields of housing and education. As a freelance journalist, she wrote extensively on human rights abuses of Roma and on political developments with potential human rights implications in Central and Eastern Europe.