Visiting Fellow, March - May 2008
Benjamin Ward is associate director in the Europe and Central Asia division of Human Rights Watch, with responsibility for the organisation's work on Western Europe and the Balkans. He has been closely involved in Human Rights Watch's research and analysis on the human rights implications of counter-terrorism since 2004, and is the author of A Fig-Leaf for Torture: The Use of Diplomatic Assurances in the OSCE Region. From 1997 to 2001, Ward was a researcher on the former Yugoslavia with Human Rights Watch. He is a qualified barrister, admitted to practice in England and Wales (2003), and a holds a bachelor's degree in government from the London School of Economics (1992) and a master of international affairs degree from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (1996).