Amy Bergquist coordinates The Advocates for Human Rights' advocacy at the United Nations and regional human rights bodies. Her substantive areas of focus include LGBTI rights and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, rights of minorities and non-citizens, and the death penalty. In addition, she collaborates with diaspora communities seeking to be more effective advocates for human rights in their country of origin or ancestry. She also coordinates pro bono legal assistance to support non-governmental organizations based in Africa that work on human rights and rule of law issues. She represents The Advocates on the Steering Committee of the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.