Richard Weir is a senior researcher in the Crisis and Conflict division at Human Rights Watch. He has investigated and documented violations of international humanitarian law and human rights law in numerous countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, as well as other locations.
Richard was previously the Human Rights Watch Myanmar researcher and was awarded the 2016-2017 Arthur R. and Barbara D. Finberg fellowship at Human Rights Watch. Previously, he worked as a legal advisor for Diakonia's Global International Humanitarian Law Centre on issues of international humanitarian and human rights law in the Middle East, focusing on Israel and Palestine. Richard holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.