Josh Lyons conducts satellite imagery analysis to support human rights investigations in a wide range of countries, including in recent years Burma, Syria, Iraq, DRC, Sudan and Somalia. Before joining HRW in 2012, Mr. Lyons was the principal analyst of the UN’s operational satellite applications program (UNITAR/UNOSAT) 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 directly contributed to a number of international investigations, including the Goldstone Report in 2009, the Secretary-General's Panel of Experts report on Sri Lanka in 2011, and the UN’s Commission of Inquiry report on Syria. Before joining the UN, he worked for a number of international organizations and NGOs in Afghanistan, Kosovo, Liberia and Indonesia. 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).