Amrit Singh

Amrit Singh directs the project on national security and counterterrorism at the Open Society Justice Initiative. She conducts strategic litigation, documentation and advocacy on a range of human rights issues relating to counterterrorism measures such as counter-radicalization, freedom of expression restraints, drone killings, rendition, torture, and arbitrary detention.

Among other cases, she successfully litigated al Nashiri v. Poland, a challenge before the European Court of Human Rights to Poland’s hosting of a secret CIA prison. She is the author of Eroding Trust, Death by Drone, and Globalizing Torture, and 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. She also served as a law clerk to Judge Cedarbaum of the U.S. District Court in New York. She is a graduate of the Yale Law School, Oxford University, and Cambridge University.