Amrit Singh is a human rights lawyer who directs the project on national security and counterterrorism at the Open Society Justice Initiative. Singh conducts strategic litigation, documentation, and advocacy on human rights issues relating to counterterrorism measures such as challenging “extremism,” freedom of expression restraints, extrajudicial killings (including through drones), rendition, torture, and arbitrary detention. She also oversees projects on economic justice, anticorruption, and freedom of information, association and assembly, housed in the Accountability, Liberty and Transparency division of the Justice Initiative.
Among other cases, Singh successfully litigated the European Court of Human Rights cases al Nashiri v. Poland and al Nashiri v. Romania, which challenged these countries hosting of secret CIA prisons. She is the author of Eroding Trust, Death by Drone, and Globalizing Torture, and is the co-author of Administration of Torture.
Previously, Singh was a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, where she litigated immigrants’ rights and national security cases, including landmark litigation that exposed the scale of Bush administration torture policies. She also served as a law clerk to Judge Cedarbaum of the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York. She is a graduate of the Yale Law School, Oxford University, and Cambridge University.
Articles by this author:
Trump Administration Must Publicly Disclose the Truth About Khashoggi Murder
by Amrit Singh and James A. Goldston
Dec 6th, 2018
Gina Haspel Threatens Intelligence Cooperation: Yet Another Reason for Senators to Vote Her Down As CIA Director
by Amrit Singh and Jonathan Horowitz
Apr 18th, 2018
The Human Rights Risks of Countering Violent Extremism Programs
by Faiza Patel and Amrit Singh
Apr 7th, 2016
A $15 Million Dollar Torture Partnership
by Amrit Singh
Jan 24th, 2014