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Human Rights Watch's expert staff includes country specialists, lawyers, journalists, advocates, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. These experts conduct fact-finding missions and investigate human rights abuses, impartially reporting on the human right conditions in some 90 countries. Their facts are then used in our targeted advocacy to promote human rights and justice around the world.
 
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Emma Daly Emma Daly
Acting Deputy Executive Director, Media
Arvind Ganesan Arvind Ganesan
Director, Business and Human Rights
Mausi Segun Mausi Segun
Executive Director, Africa
Nicole Austin-Hillery Nicole Austin-Hillery
Executive Director, US Program
Richard Dicker Richard Dicker
Director, International Justice Program
Bill Frelick Bill Frelick
Director, Refugee and Migrant Rights Division
Stephen Goose Stephen Goose
Executive Director, Arms Division
Alison Leal Parker Alison Leal Parker
Managing Director, US Program
Zama Neff Zama Neff
Executive Director, Children’s Rights Division
Shantha Rau Barriga Shantha Rau Barriga
Director, Disability Rights Division
Graeme Reid Graeme Reid
Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program
José Miguel Vivanco José Miguel Vivanco
Executive Director, Americas Division
Hugh Williamson Hugh Williamson
Director, Europe and Central Asia Division
Hye Jung Han Hye Jung Han
Researcher and Advocate, Children's Rights
Anietie Ewang Anietie Ewang
Researcher, Africa Division
Carolina Jordá Álvarez Carolina Jordá Álvarez
Geospatial Analyst, Digital Investigations Lab
Nyagoah Tut Pur Nyagoah Tut Pur
Researcher, Africa Division
Fred Abrahams Fred Abrahams
Associate Director for Program
Ilaria Allegrozzi Ilaria Allegrozzi
Senior Central Africa Researcher
Abier Almasri Abier Almasri
Research Assistant, Middle East and North Africa Division
Laetitia Bader Laetitia Bader
Director, Horn of Africa
Heather Barr Heather Barr
Acting Co-Director, Women's Rights Division
Jo Becker Jo Becker
Advocacy Director, Children's Rights Division
Rothna Begum Rothna Begum
Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division
Ahmed Benchemsi Ahmed Benchemsi
Advocacy and Communications Director, Middle East and North Africa Division
Liba Beyer Liba Beyer
Director, Global Campaigns
Michael Garcia Bochenek Michael Garcia Bochenek
Senior Counsel, Children’s Rights Division
Philippe Bolopion Philippe Bolopion
Deputy Director for Global Advocacy
Reed Brody Reed Brody
Counsel and Spokesperson
Bethany Brown Bethany Brown
Researcher, Rights of Older People
Deborah Brown
Senior Researcher and Advocate, Digital Rights
Jane Buchanan Jane Buchanan
Deputy Director, Disability Rights Division
Elizabeth Calvin Elizabeth Calvin
Senior Advocate, Children's Rights Division
Maria Laura Canineu  Maria Laura Canineu
Brazil Director, Americas Division
Ximena Casas Ximena Casas
Researcher, Women's Rights Division
Emina Ćerimović Emina Ćerimović
Senior Researcher, Disability Rights Division
Louis Charbonneau Louis Charbonneau
United Nations Director
Julie Ciccolini Julie Ciccolini
Research Technologist, Digital Investigations Lab
Carlos H. Conde Carlos H. Conde
Researcher, Asia Division
Adam Coogle Adam Coogle
Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa Division
Eva Cossé Eva Cossé
Researcher, Western Europe
Philippe Dam Philippe Dam
Advocacy Director, Europe and Central Asia Division
Rachel Denber Rachel Denber
Deputy Director, Europe and Central Asia Division
Carine Dikiefu Banona Carine Dikiefu Banona
Junior Researcher, Democratic Republic of Congo
Bonnie Docherty Bonnie Docherty
Senior Researcher, Arms Division
Elizabeth Evenson Elizabeth Evenson
Associate Director, International Justice Program
Lama Fakih Lama Fakih
Director, Crisis and Conflict Division
Lydia Gall Lydia Gall
Senior Researcher, Eastern Europe and Western Balkans
Neela Ghoshal Neela Ghoshal
Senior Researcher, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program
Giorgi Gogia Giorgi Gogia
Associate Director, Europe and Central Asia Division
Eric Goldstein Eric Goldstein
Deputy Director, Middle East and North Africa Division
Cristian González Cabrera Cristian González Cabrera
Researcher, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program
Yulia Gorbunova Yulia Gorbunova
Senior Researcher, Ukraine, Russia
Patricia Gossman Patricia Gossman
Associate Asia Director
Jessie Graham Jessie Graham
Senior Multimedia Producer
Amna Guellali Amna Guellali
Senior Tunisia and Algeria Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Division
Nadia Hardman Nadia Hardman
Researcher, Refugee and Migrant Rights Division
Jehanne Henry Jehanne Henry
Director, East Africa
Mark Hiznay Mark Hiznay
Associate Director, Arms Division
Gabriela Ivens Gabriela Ivens
Head of Open Source Research, Digital Investigations Lab
Balkees Jarrah Balkees Jarrah
Associate Director, International Justice Program
Carine Kaneza Nantulya Carine Kaneza Nantulya
Africa Advocacy Director
Sara Kayyali Sara Kayyali
Syria Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Division
Elise Keppler Elise Keppler
Associate Director, International Justice Program
Juliane Kippenberg Juliane Kippenberg
Associate Director, Children's Rights Division
Amanda Klasing Amanda Klasing
Acting Co-Director, Women's Rights Division
Kyle Knight Kyle Knight
Senior Researcher, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program
Margaret Knox Margaret Knox
Senior Researcher/Editor, Americas Division
Jan Kooy Jan Kooy
Deputy European Media Director
Akshaya Kumar Akshaya Kumar
Director of Crisis Advocacy
Linda Lakhdhir Linda Lakhdhir
Legal Advisor, Asia Division
Philippe LeDoux Philippe LeDoux
International Law Fellow, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program
Lotte Leicht Lotte Leicht
EU director and director of HRW's Brussels office
Tanya Lokshina Tanya Lokshina
Associate Director, Europe and Central Asia Division
Clara Long Clara Long
Senior Researcher, US Program
Josh Lyons Josh Lyons
Director of Geospatial Analysis
Zenaida Machado Zenaida Machado
Researcher, Africa Division
Amr Magdi Amr Magdi
Researcher, Middle East and North Africa
Aya Majzoub Aya Majzoub
Lebanon and Bahrain Researcher
Hillary Margolis Hillary Margolis
Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division
Elin Martínez Elin Martínez
Senior Researcher, Children's Rights Division
Laila Matar Laila Matar
Deputy Director, United Nations
Dewa Mavhinga Dewa Mavhinga
Director, Southern Africa
Grace Meng Grace Meng
Senior Researcher, US Program
Lewis Mudge Lewis Mudge
Director, Central Africa
César Muñoz César Muñoz
Senior Researcher, Americas
Jim Murphy Jim Murphy
Deputy director, digital
Samer Muscati Samer Muscati
Associate Director, Disability Rights Division
Otsieno Namwaya
Senior researcher, Africa
Afrah Nasser Afrah Nasser
Yemen Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Division
Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu
Researcher, Women's Rights Division
Oryem Nyeko Oryem Nyeko
Researcher, Africa Division
Agnes Odhiambo Agnes Odhiambo
Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division
Babatunde Olugboji Babatunde Olugboji
Deputy Program Director
Mohamed Osman
Assistant Researcher, Africa
Jonathan Pedneault Jonathan Pedneault
Researcher, Crisis and Conflict Division
Sunai Phasuk Sunai Phasuk
Senior Researcher, Asia Division
Laura Pitter Laura Pitter
Deputy Director, US Program
Tom Porteous Tom Porteous
Deputy Program Director
Mirte Postema Mirte Postema
Researcher, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program
Andrea Prasow Andrea Prasow
Washington Director (Acting)
Kartik Raj Kartik Raj
Researcher, Western Europe
Katharina Rall Katharina Rall
Researcher, Environment and Human Rights Division
Komala Ramachandra Komala Ramachandra
Senior Researcher, Business and Human Rights
John Raphling John Raphling
Senior Researcher, US Program
Aisling Reidy Aisling Reidy
Senior Legal Advisor
Mihra Rittmann Mihra Rittmann
Senior Researcher, Central Asia
Phil Robertson Phil Robertson
Deputy Director, Asia Division
Brian Root Brian Root
Senior Quantitative Analyst
James Ross James Ross
Legal and Policy Director
Sarah Saadoun Sarah Saadoun
Researcher, Business and Human Rights
Hanan Salah Hanan Salah
Senior Libya Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Division
Joseph Saunders Joseph Saunders
Deputy Program Director
Ida Sawyer Ida Sawyer
Acting Crisis and Conflict Director
Omar Shakir Omar Shakir
Israel and Palestine Director
Kriti Sharma Kriti Sharma
Senior Researcher, Disability Rights Division
Bede Sheppard Bede Sheppard
Deputy Director, Children's Rights Division
John Sifton John Sifton
Asia Advocacy Director
Lena Simet Lena Simet
Senior Researcher and Advocate, Poverty and Inequality
Gerry Simpson Gerry Simpson
Associate Director, Crisis and Conflict Division
Param-Preet Singh Param-Preet Singh
Associate Director, International Justice Program
Nissaf Slama Nissaf Slama
Research Assistant, Middle East and North Africa Division
Mickey Spiegel Mickey Spiegel
Senior Advisor, Asia Division
Andrew Stroehlein Andrew Stroehlein
European Media Director
Judith Sunderland Judith Sunderland
(Acting) Deputy Director, Europe and Central Asia Division
Tamara Taraciuk Broner Tamara Taraciuk Broner
Acting Deputy Director, Americas Division
Letta Tayler Letta Tayler
Senior Researcher, Crisis and Conflict Division
Amos Toh Amos Toh
Senior Researcher, Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights
Jasmine L. Tyler Jasmine L. Tyler
Advocacy Director, US Program
Bill Van Esveld Bill Van Esveld
Associate Director, MENA, Children's Rights Division
Nisha Varia Nisha Varia
Advocacy Director, Women’s Rights Division
Maya Wang Maya Wang
China Senior Researcher
Yaqiu Wang Yaqiu Wang
China Researcher
Mary Wareham Mary Wareham
Advocacy Director, Arms Division
Richard Weir Richard Weir
Researcher, Crisis and Conflict Division
Skye Wheeler Skye Wheeler
Senior Researcher, Women's Rights Division
Daniel Wilkinson Daniel Wilkinson
Acting Director, Environment and Human Rights
Belkis Wille Belkis Wille
Senior Researcher, Crisis and Conflict Division
Minky Worden Minky Worden
Director of Global Initiatives
Margaret Wurth Margaret Wurth
Senior Researcher, Children's Rights Division
Rasha Younes Rasha Younes
Researcher, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program
Hiba Zayadin Hiba Zayadin
Researcher, Middle East and North Africa Division