Hina Shamsi (@HinaShamsi) is the Director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, which is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. national security policies and practices are consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights. She has litigated cases upholding the freedoms of speech and association, and challenging targeted killing, torture, unlawful detention, and religious and racial discrimination. Her work includes a focus on the intersection of national security and counterterrorism policies with international human rights and humanitarian law.
Hina appears regularly in the media, is the author and coauthor of publications on targeted killing, torture, and extraordinary rendition, and has monitored and reported on the military commissions at Guantánamo Bay. She is also a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School. Her previous positions include serving as the Acting Director of Human Rights First’s Law & Security Program, and as Senior Advisor to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions.