Staff

Executive Director: Bridget Prince

Bridget Prince is the executive director of One World Research. From 2007-2010 she worked as a senior investigator for One World Research, conducting numerous complex investigations and carrying out research in a variety of locations including the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. She has extensive experience orchestrating research and investigations on criminal defense cases, capital litigation, domestic terrorism cases, and labor and human rights issues. Ms. Prince worked in 2004-2006 as an investigator for the Habeas Corpus Resource Center focusing on the appeals of men on California's death row. Prior to that she worked for two years as a private investigator in San Francisco primarily providing investigation services for criminal defense cases. From 2000-2002 she worked as an ethnographer for the University of California, carrying out research on human rights and health issues in San Francisco and Vietnam. She is a graduate of the Center for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics (MSc) and Kings College, London (BA).

Consultant Investigator and Researcher: Farah Chami

Farah Chami is a consultant investigator and researcher for One World Research. She also works for several non-profit organizations and law firms in France and the United States and helps coordinate research and training projects in Europe and the Middle East. In 2008, she coordinated a project on judicial reform in several Middle East and North African countries for the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and in 2009, she helped coordinate a project in Jordan for the FIDH and the Arab Institute for Human Rights. She is also the author of the Middle East and North African section of the Annual Report of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint program of the FIDH ant the World Organization Against Torture. Ms. Chami, who is based in Paris, is a graduate of the Panthéon Sorbonne University and Sciences-Po Paris. She speaks Arabic, English and French.

Consultant Investigator and Researcher: Jo-Anne Prud'homme

Jo-Anne Prud'homme is a senior researcher for One World Research, focusing primarily on asylum-related investigations and reports. She also works in a consultancy capacity for several not-for-profit organizations in the US and the UK, including Amnesty International and Freedom House. In 2011, Ms. Prud'homme worked with members of the UN Committee Against Torture in researching and preparing a general comment on reparations for victims of torture and ill-treatment. Her experience also includes legal research and UN-focused advocacy on genocide prevention, freedom of expression and freedom of religion, and women's rights. Prior to working as a consultant, Ms. Prud'homme was the international human rights officer for the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI), and from 2004-2006 she served as the associate for the Asia division at Human Rights Watch. Her publications include Freedom House Special Report Policing Belief: The impact of blasphemy laws on human rights and JBI's Compilation of Risk Factors and Legal Norms for the Prevention of Genocide. Ms. Prud'homme is a graduate of the Human Rights Centre and Law School at the University of Essex (LL.M) and Bard College, NY (BA).

Consultant Investigator and Researcher: Elizabeth Ghormley

Elizabeth Ghormley is a consultant investigator for One World Research. She was a Bilingual Staff Investigator at the Bronx Defenders from 2004 - 2006. Between 2006 and 2010, she independently led successful investigations for the Federal Defenders of New York in the Eastern District of New York, the immigration clinic at NYU Law School, and for other high profile law firms. She has investigated criminal defense, civil human rights litigation, immigration, family and housing court cases, including pre-trial investigations for Class A Felonies and appeals cases. She speaks Spanish fluently and holds a BA from Wesleyan University and MA from NYU.

Investigators

One World Research works with a network of investigators and researchers, both on a full-time and case-by-case basis.

Established local networks

One World Research also utilizes a broad network of local contacts in several countries around the world, including local journalists, attorneys, investigators, and human rights and humanitarian workers.