Gerry Simpson - Expert

Gerry Simpson

Associate Director, Crisis and Conflict Division
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Gerry Simpson researches rights abuses in crisis and conflict settings.

Previously, Simpson worked with Human Rights Watch’s Refugee Program on a range of refugee and other displacement situations including in Afghanistan, Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan’s Southern Kordofan State, Turkey, and Yemen.

Before joining Human Rights Watch, Simpson worked as a human rights lawyer in London and then as an advocate and protection officer with Médecins sans Frontières, the Norwegian Refugee Council and the International Rescue Committee's Emergency Team in numerous countries, including the Central African Republic, Colombia, Darfur, Sierra Leone, southern Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan and Uganda. Simpson holds law degrees from Southampton (UK) and Rouen (France) Universities, and from the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium).