Philippe Bolopion is the Deputy Director for Global Advocacy, a role he assumed in January 2016. He assists in designing and implementing HRW’s advocacy strategies worldwide and in overseeing the organization’s advocacy response to crisis situations. Bolopion joined HRW as United Nations Director in August 2010 and has traveled extensively to conflict zones, including most recently in Burundi, South Sudan, the CAR and Mali. Prior to that, he spent five years working with the French daily Le Monde as the United Nations correspondent. He has also worked as a journalist for France 24 and Radio France International (RFI). Before working in New York, Bolopion was based in Pristina, where he reported on the end of the Kosovo Conflict in 1999 and 2000.
Bolopion is the author of Guantanamo: Le bagne du bout du monde (La Découverte, 2004). He is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) de Bordeaux and CUEJ, the journalism school of Strasbourg.