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Judith Sunderland

Associate Director, Europe and Central Asia Division
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Judith Sunderland, associate director for Human Rights Watch’s Europe and Central Asia division, works on issues related to migration and asylum policy, discrimination and intolerance, and counterterrorism. Her recent work has included research and advocacy on the EU response to the refugee crisis, boat migration and deaths of migrants and asylum seekers in the Mediterranean, racist violence in Italy and Greece, police abuse affecting minority youth in France, and the impact of Spain’s housing crisis on immigrants and women heads of household. Sunderland previously worked in Human Rights Watch’s women’s rights division, covering Latin America. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Sunderland worked as a UN human rights observer in the UN Mission in Guatemala, and as a journalist covering Central America. Sunderland is a graduate of Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs and the University of Chicago. She speaks French, Spanish, and Italian.