Rachel LaFortune

Researcher, Environment and Human Rights
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Rachel is a researcher with the Environment and Human Rights Division at Human Rights Watch where her current work is focused on human rights violations in the context of climate change and environmental health. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Rachel carried out research and advocacy on a number of human rights issues, including the impact of resource development on Indigenous communities’ rights to water, health, and culture in Canada and in Papua New Guinea. Rachel holds a law degree from Columbia Law School and speaks English and French.

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