Kartik Raj, Western Europe researcher, works on a wide range of human rights issues with a particular focus on the human rights dimensions of poverty and inequality in the region
Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 2017, he worked for nine years at Amnesty International as a campaigner and researcher on the European Union team on a variety of issues, including counterterrorism laws and policies, access to abortion in Ireland and Northern Ireland, accountability for human rights violations in Northern Ireland's "Troubles," forced evictions of Roma, travelers and migrants without regular status, and police ill-treatment and deaths in custody. He previously worked as a caseworker in the West London office of the Refugee Legal Centre for migrants and asylum-seekers held in immigration detention.
Kartik graduated from Middlebury College with an A.B. (summa cum laude) in International Politics and Economics, and holds an M.A. in Political Science (International Relations and Political Theory) from the University of Minnesota.
He is based in Barcelona and speaks English, Spanish, some French and is learning Catalan.