Timo Mueller is the researcher and office leader for Human Rights Watch in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has traveled to disparate parts of the country and documented numerous human rights violations since joining in 2015, including war crimes, crimes against humanity, and election-related political repression. His research has culminated in numerous publications for Human Rights Watch.
As the office leader in country, he supervises and manages staff and provides oversight over administrative, logistical and financial matters.
Since arriving in Goma in 2013, he has worked as a field researcher for the Enough Project, as a fellow for the International Center for Transitional Justice, and conducted research for Transparency International, Oxfam and Freedom House.
Timo became passionate about human rights in his adolescence. After high school, he cycled for more than a year from Germany to Australia to raise money for Amnesty International.
Timo holds a M.A. in International Affairs from The New School in New York and a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Maastricht University.