Suraj Kandath Girijashanker
David W. Leebron Fellow working to document best practices for promoting the rights of LGBT people in the Middle East and North Africa. As a LL.M. Human Rights Fellow at Columbia Law School, his studies focused on international human rights law, international refugee law, and gender and sexuality law. As a member of the Human Rights Clinic, Suraj worked on the targeted killings and mental health in Yemen projects. As part of the targeted killings project, he worked on designing a media series for advocates from countries most affected by U.S. counterterrorism policies with the aim of contributing to future partnerships between advocates in the south and policymakers in the U.S. Suraj was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a recipient of the David W. Leebron Fellowship.