Patricia Gossman is an associate director for the Asia division. Prior to joining HRW, Dr. Gossman was Director of the Afghanistan Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice on Afghanistan, and was the founder and director of the Afghanistan Justice Project, an OSI-funded project to document war crimes committed during the Afghan conflict, 1978-2001. She was Senior Researcher for South Asia at Human Rights Watch in the 1990s, covering not only Afghanistan, but India, Pakistan and Nepal. Dr. Gossman received her doctorate in South Asian Studies from the University of Chicago and is widely published on human rights issues in the region.
Executions and Enforced Disappearances in Afghanistan under the Taliban
Implementing Afghanistan’s Elimination of Violence against Women Law
Education, Social Restrictions, and Justice in Taliban-Held Afghanistan
Abusive Night Raids by CIA-Backed Afghan Strike Forces