Laetitia Bader is the Horn of Africa director at Human Rights Watch. She has investigated conflict related abuses, including abuses against children and internally displaced persons in Somalia, and focused on issues of political repression, including mistreatment of political detainees. Before joining Human Rights Watch she worked on the rights of human rights defenders in the East and Horn of Africa region and worked at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Uganda. She holds a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Sciences-Po in Paris, specializing in human rights, and holds a bachelor’s in history from University College London (UCL). She is bilingual in French and English, and speaks Italian and Spanish.