jehanne henry

Jehanne Henry

Director, East Africa
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Jehanne Henry is an associate director in Human Rights Watch’s Africa division. She supervises and contributes to the work on Sudan, South Sudan, and neighboring countries in East Africa. She has worked with the organization since late 2007, focusing initially on the conflict in Darfur, then on a range of other issues in Sudan and South Sudan. Prior to joining the organization, she served as a human rights officer with the United Nations Mission in Sudan based in North Darfur. She has worked on human rights and rule of law issues with USAID in Cambodia and as a legal adviser in the United Nations Mission in Kosovo, and managed a legal aid program with the American Refugee Committee in Kosovo. Henry has also worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, and clerked for a U.S. federal judge in New York. She is admitted to the New York state bar.