Belkis Wille is the Yemen researcher at Human Rights Watch, responsible for researching abuses and conducting local and international advocacy on human-rights issues affecting the country. Previously, Wille worked at the Geneva-based World Organization Against Torture, leading its Middle East and North Africa work from Tunisia and carrying out advocacy and trainings on torture prevention in Libya. In 2011, Wille was a consultant to the International Commission of Jurists in Geneva. In 2009, she documented alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity with the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights in Gaza.
Wille received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, a graduate diploma in law from City University London and a master in laws in human rights and humanitarian law from the University of Essex. She speaks English, German, French and Arabic.