Tanya Lokshina is deputy director of Human Rights Watchâ€™s Moscow office.
Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Lokshina ran a prominent Moscow-based human rights think-tank, Center â€œDemos,â€ which implemented research and advocacy projects in such areas as human rights abuses in armed conflict zones; arbitrariness and violence in the activities of state agencies; effective implementation of international human rights standards; human rights education; and human rights mainstreaming. Since 2003, Lokshinaâ€™s work has largely focused on Chechnya and other North Caucasus republics.
Her books include Chechnya Inside Out and Imposition of a Fake Political Settlement in the Northern Caucasus, which both received praise in Russia and Europe. Lokshina has co-drafted numerous human rights reports, including reports addressed to the UN treaty bodies. Lokshina runs a column for the Russian current affairs website Polit.Ru. She is recipient of the 2006 Andrei Sakharov