Fred Abrahams

Associate Director for Program
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Fred Abrahams is responsible for training Human Rights Watch research staff, developing research methodology, and conducting investigations in conflict areas around the world. He has documented human rights and laws-of-war violations in places such as Albania, Bangladesh, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Sri Lanka, and Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. He has authored numerous articles and op-eds on human rights and the laws of war and co-authored A Village Destroyed: War Crimes in Kosovo (University of California Press, 2002). His book, Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe (NYU Press, 2015), describes the fall of communism and turbulent transition in Albania. Abrahams has a bachelor's degree in German and International Studies and a master's in International Affairs from Columbia University. He speaks German and Albanian, and is featured in the 2014 documentary film "E-Team.”