Mickey Spiegel

Senior Advisor, Asia Division
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Mickey Spiegel is a senior advisor in the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch with responsibilities for Malaysia and Singapore. Since 2007, she has worked on issues related to arbitrary detention and due process rights, non-professional security forces, refugees and migrants, and LGBT rights. Earlier responsibilities as a senior researcher included extensive work on China initially involving detention and imprisonment following the June 4 crackdown on the pro-democracy movement centered in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, then moving on to  issues of religious freedom and minority rights in Tibet and Xinjiang. Before coming to Human Rights Watch, Mickey, a degree-holding social worker and anthropologist, set up and monitored replications of a research program involving language learning among two- and three-year-olds throughout the United States.