Belkis Wille, senior Iraq researcher in the Middle East and North Africa division, investigates human rights abuses in Iraq. She produces detailed reports, news releases, and op-eds based on her findings and conducts local and international advocacy. Before taking up this position, she was the Kuwait, Qatar and Yemen researcher, based in Sanaa, for three and a half years. Previously, Wille worked at the Geneva-based World Organisation Against Torture, carrying out advocacy and trainings on torture prevention in Libya. Wille received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, her graduate diploma in law from City University London, and her LLM in human rights and humanitarian law from the University of Essex. She speaks English, German, French, and Arabic.
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