Andrea Prasow, Washington Director (Acting) at Human Rights Watch, conducts advocacy before the US government on global human rights issues, with a particular focus on national security and human rights. Prasow frequently appears on domestic and international radio and television, and has published in a wide range of print and online media outlets, including Politico, The Hill and Foreign Policy.
Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Prasow was a defense attorney with the Office of Military Commissions. She served as assistant counsel for Salim Hamdan in the only contested military commission trial to date. Prasow was previously an associate at a New York law firm where, in addition to representing large corporations in complex civil litigation she served as habeas counsel for ten Saudi detainees at Guantanamo. Andrea holds an Honors B.A. from the University of Toronto in political science and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the District of Columbia.