Wade McMullen

Wade McMullen

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Wade McMullen (@wademc) is the Staff Attorney for the International Strategic Litigation Unit at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center). In this capacity McMullen brings high impact human rights cases with a focus on non-discrimination and creating an enabling environment for human rights defenders. His cases before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights include matters of protest rights, the right to nationality, and the right to truth. McMullen has testified before the Inter-American Commission on topics ranging from the use of drones in the Americas to farmworker rights in the United States, and since 2011 has also served as a legal adviser to Ugandan LGBTI activists. Previously McMullen was the first Donald M. Wilson Fellow at the RFK Center, and received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where he was a researcher for the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions.