Jehanne Henry

Jehanne Henry

Jehanne Henry has been Human Rights Watch’s Sudan researcher since November 2007. Prior to joining the organization, she served as a Human Rights Officer with the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) based in North Darfur.

She has worked on human rights and rule of law issues with USAID in Cambodia and as a legal adviser in the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), and has managed a legal aid program with the American Refugee Committee in Kosovo. Henry has also worked in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, and clerked for a U.S. federal judge in New York. She holds a BA in Philosophy from Columbia University, a JD from the University of Texas, and is admitted to practice law in New York state.

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