Gissou Nia

Gissou Nia (@GissouNia) is a human rights lawyer and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, where she leads the Strategic Litigation Project. She currently leads an effort to build a strategic litigation program on the Middle East and North Africa, with an initial focus on Iran. She serves as board chair of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center where she is helping develop and oversee the group’s human rights advocacy and legal programs, which seek to promote accountability, respect for human rights and the rule of law in Iran. She previously served as the Executive Director for the group, and as the Deputy Director of the Center for Human Rights in Iran. She started her career in The Hague, where she worked on war crimes and crimes against humanity trials at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court.

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