Egypt Director, Middle East and North Africa Division

Heba Morayef, Egypt director in the Middle East and North Africa division, investigates human rights abuses in Egypt. She produces detailed reports, news releases and op-eds based on her findings and conducts local and international advocacy. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Morayef worked at Amnesty International's international secretariat in London as campaigner on Libya and Tunisia. She has also worked as Middle East program officer at Article 19 in London, and at UNDP's Human Rights Capacity Building Project in Cairo. Morayef holds a bachelor's degree in political science with a specialization in public international law from the American University in Cairo and an LLM in public international law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Morayef was named as one of Foreign Policy’s 2013 Global Thinkers, Forbes 12 Women To Watch for 2014, and was a Time 100 nominee for 2013. She speaks English, Arabic, and French.