Mohamed Osman is an Assistant Researcher in Human Rights Watch's Africa Division. He joined the organization in late 2018 and covers Sudan. Prior to joining the organization, Mohamed worked with the Open Society Justice Initiative in New York as an Aryeh Neier fellow working on corruption and advocacy. He started his career as a practicing lawyer in Sudan before working as a legal adviser to Redress and Sudan Human Rights Monitor on torture and ill-treatment project. He has also worked as the legal adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Sudan, responsible for International Humanitarian Law dissemination among officials and arms carriers.
Mohamed obtained a law degree and a postgraduate diploma on human rights law from the University of Khartoum. He has a master's degree from the University of Essex on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.