Leone Hadavi

Leone Hadavi is an open source investigator, analyst and trainer. He has a background in security studies and international law.

Leone Hadavi is an open source investigator and analyst. He has an MA in War and Security Studies and an LLM in International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law of Armed Conflict. He worked as an intern analyst at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, ICTY, at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, ECCC, and at the International Criminal Court, ICC. At the ICC, he first started applying OSINT techniques to investigate the use of technicals by the Seleka armed group.

He is best known for his contribution to the Lighthouse EUArms project, where he has led the tracking of arms and services provided by European companies and states to dictatorships, conflict zones and controversial actors. He is a Bellingcat contributor, and among his most notable collaborations are Libya’s ‘Game of Drones’ with the BBC and The Killing of Muhammad Gulzar with Forensic Architecture. He is also a race bike rider and cinema enthusiast.