Introducing Amrit Singh

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It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Amrit Singh as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Amrit is Senior Legal Officer for National Security and Counterterrorism at the Open Society Justice Initiative. She is counsel in al Nashiri v. Poland, and al Nashiri v. Romania, cases pending before the European Court of Human Rights, and author of Globalizing Torture:  CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition (Open Society Justice Initiative 2013).

Prior to joining the Open Society Justice Initiative, Amrit was a Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, where she litigated numerous cases relating to immigrants’ rights issues and post-September 11, 2001 human rights abuses, including ACLU v. Dep’t of Defense, which yielded the public disclosure of the “torture memos,” among thousands of other government records relating to the Bush administration’s torture program.

Amrit is co-author (with Jameel Jaffer) of Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond (Columbia University Press 2007).  Ms. Singh has previously testified before the United States Congress on the subject of prisoner abuse and torture associated with the Bush Administration’s application of “enhanced interrogation techniques.”  She is a graduate of the Yale Law School, Oxford University, and Cambridge University, U.K.

Amrit’s first post  discusses revelations that the CIA paid Poland $15 million in 2003 to host a secret CIA prison.

Heartfelt welcome!

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