Amrit Singh has been a practising human rights lawyer for the last two decades. Her work focuses on using legal tools to resist contemporary authoritarianism around the world. More specifically, her current research focuses on judicial impartiality viewed in international and comparative perspective. She previously served as Director of the Accountability Division at the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) in New York. During her tenure at OSJI, she authored several human rights reports, conducted advocacy, and engaged in strategic litigation before US courts, the European Court of Human Rights, and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, on a broad range of human rights issues, including those relating to authoritarianism. Prior to joining OSJI, she was a staff lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union, where she litigated cases challenging the Bush administration's "war on terror"-related abuses as well as immigrants' rights violations. Her publications include Administration of Torture, Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition, Death by Drone, and Eroding Trust: The UK's Prevent Counter-Extremism Strategy in Health and Education. Amrit has taught at the Yale Law School and the New York University Law School. She received a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the Yale Law School, an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University, and a BA in Economics from Cambridge University. She is a member of the New York bar.
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