Josh Lyons

Josh Lyons

Director of Geospatial Analysis

Josh Lyons is the Director of Geospatial Analysis at Human Rights Watch, responsible for satellite, drone and Artificial Intelligence applications for human rights investigations. He is a member of the Technology Advisory Board to the OTP at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and has contributed to multiple international investigations, including the UN Fact Finding Mission on Gaza report (2009), the Secretary-General's Panel of Experts report on Sri Lanka (2011), and the continuing work of the UN’s Commission of Inquiry on Syria and IIIM Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar. Before joining HRW, Mr. Lyons was the principal analyst of the UN’s operational satellite applications program, responsible for the overall research, development and production of satellite-based reports in support of humanitarian operations during natural disasters and armed conflicts. Mr. Lyons has master’s degrees in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE), and Geographic Information Science from University College London (UCL).