Nine years after Bahrain’s uprising, its human rights crisis has only worsened
Aya Majzoub is the Lebanon and Bahrain researcher in the Middle East and North Africa Division, investigating human rights violations in both countries. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Majzoub was the Deputy Head of Digital Investigations at the Commission for International Justice and Accountability, where she investigated war crimes in the Middle East and built criminal cases against high-level perpetrators implicated in the violation of international criminal and humanitarian law. Majzoub previously worked with the Lebanese Ministry of Interior on projects relating to the rehabilitation of Syrian and Palestinian refugees. She also conducted research for several think tanks, where she focused on democratization trends in the Arab world. Majzoub was a member of the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School, where she researched the legal status of Syrian refugees in Jordan and the human rights implications of their inability to obtain civil and legal documentation. Majzoub holds an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University and a B.A. in Politics, Psychology, and Sociology from the University of Cambridge. She is a native speaker of English and Arabic and is proficient in Persian.