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Patricia Gossman

Senior researcher, Human Rights Watch

Dr. Patricia Gossman has worked on human rights issues in Afghanistan and South Asia for more than 25 years. She founded the Afghanistan Justice Project (AJP) in late 2001 as an independent research and advocacy organization dedicated to documenting serious war crimes in Afghanistan. While a senior analyst with ICTJ, she has worked with the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission on its conflict-mapping report, and is intimately familiar with that report’s findings. Gossman was senior research for South Asia at Human Rights Watch in the 1990s, and is now senior researcher on Afghanistan with Human Rights Watch.