Sarah Leah Whitson is the director of the HRW's Middle East and North Africa division. She has led landmark investigations of human rights conditions in Libya and Saudi Arabia as well as a number of advocacy missions in the region. Prior to joining HRW, Sarah conducted several human rights missions examining the impact of war and sanctions on the Iraqi civilian population, elections in northern Iraq, and human rights issues in southern Lebanon. She has worked as an attorney in New York for Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in addition to being a published writer with articles on the Middle East for international and regional publications. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School.
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