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MEET THE LONDON TEAM
UK Advocacy and Media
The UK advocacy and communications team are responsible for conducting targeted advocacy towards the UK government and parliamentarians. They are also in charge of the organisation’s outreach to the UK media.
Development & Global Initiatives
The Development & Global Initiatives team is the key contact for the London Committee. The team is responsible for organising fundraising and outreach events. They are the focal point for liaising with supporters, the London Committee and the Board of Directors.
Staff members based in London
Benjamin Ward, Acting UK Director and 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
Kartik Raj, Western Europe Researcher
OUR LONDON COMMITTEE
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.