Tess Graham

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Tess Graham (@tess_e_graham) is a Legal Advisor at the Global Justice Center, where she engages in advocacy and analysis on gender justice in the interpretation, implementation, and drafting of human rights law. Prior to joining GJC, she was a postgraduate fellow at Just Security, where she wrote and edited on international human rights and humanitarian law, emerging technologies, and international and domestic accountability efforts.

She previously served as Human Rights Technical Advisor to ALEF – Act for Human Rights in Beirut, where she analyzed systems of migrant domestic work, conducted advocacy for refugee rights, and researched torture in detention. During law school, she interned with the Global Justice Center, examining international jurisprudence on gender and torture. She also interned at the National Security Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Amman, Jordan. She has consulted with the European Union and Upinion since 2020 on the Brussels IV, V, VI Conferences Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, bringing the voices of local civil society from Syria and the region to ministerial pledging conferences.

She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and scholar at the Institute of International Law and Justice; a Master of International Affairs from the University of Utah; and a B.A. in Economics from Westminster College in Utah. She is also on LinkedIn.

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