Philippe Dam has been Human Rights Watch’s EU Director for Advocacy in Brussels since November 2022. He leads Human Rights Watch’s advocacy towards EU institutions, including the External Action Service, the Commission, the Council and the European Parliament, on EU’s human rights foreign policy. Previously, he was Human Rights Watch Europe and Central Asia Division’s Advocacy Director until 2022 and Advocacy deputy director in Geneva in charge of advocacy at the United Nations Human Rights Council until 2016. Before joining Human Rights Watch, he worked at the Geneva Office of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the UN (CONGO). He holds a master's degree in international administration from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and studied at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Rennes (IEP) in France.