Hanna Gros is a researcher and refugee lawyer, working with the Disability Rights Division of Human Rights Watch on issues related to immigration detention in Canada. Hanna is also the Deputy Legal Director for Canada Implementation of Lamp Lifeboat Ladder, a refugee resettlement project designed to implement two Canadian public policies resettling survivors of torture and gender-based violence to Canada.
Previously, Hanna worked as a researcher and advocate at the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, where she authored five major reports on immigration detention, focusing on children, persons with psychosocial disabilities, and issues of evidence testing and procedural fairness.
Hanna also previously worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Canada and South Africa, and practiced refugee law in Toronto.
She holds a law degree from the University of Toronto, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from McGill University.