Lea Labaki

Lea Labaki

Junior Researcher and Advocate, Disability Rights Division
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Lea is a Junior Researcher and Advocate in the Disability Rights Division. Her recent work has included investigating barriers to education for children with disabilities in European Schools and abuses against children with albinism in Tanzania. She is also leading the organization’s advocacy against the draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention and supporting the advocacy on people with disabilities in humanitarian emergencies.

Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Lea worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross, in the Protection Division in Geneva, where she focused on child protection and the protection of the civilian population in situations of armed conflict.

She holds a Master’s Degree (cum laude) in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action from Sciences Po, Paris, and a Bachelor’s Degree (summa cum laude) in Political Science from Université Saint-Louis, Brussels.

Lea is based in Brussels and speaks English and French.