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  • The UK advocacy and media work team is comprised of Stephanie Hancock, Senior Media Officer, and Myrto Tilianiki, Associate for Advocacy and Communications.

  • The Development & Global Initiatives team is comprised of Angela Sharma, UK Director; Helen Olszowska, UK Associate Director and Lauriane Wolfe, UK Associate. They are the key contacts for the London Committee. The Development & Global Initiatives team are responsible for organising fundraising and outreach events. They are the focal point for liaising with supporters, the London Committee and the Board of Directors.

  • The office also acts a base for Benjamin Ward, Deputy Director of the Europe and Central Asia Division, Clive Baldwin, Senior Legal Advisor, Hillary Margolis and Rothna Begum, Women’s Rights Researchers, Elin Martinez, Children’s Rights Researcher and Kartik Raj, Western Europe Researcher


  • The London Committee is comprised of 34 active, long term supporters of Human Rights Watch living in and around London. It forms part of the Human Rights Watch Council, an international network of Committees and Ambassadors who advance the efforts of Human Rights Watch by organising conferences, briefings and other events, engaging in targeted advocacy initiatives, and assisting in important development and outreach programs.