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Naureen Shah

Senior Director of Campaigns, Amnesty International USA

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Naureen Shah is an expert in human rights issues related to national security, as well as counterterrorism policy and its effects on American Muslims.


Naureen Shah is the Senior Director of Campaigns at the US section of Amnesty International. She manages Amnesty International’s work to respond to crisis, including developments arising from conflicts, coups and rapid political changes. She also manages the US sections work to advance human rights in the face of a global refugee crisis and attacks on free expression and human rights activists. She conducts advocacy with Congress, the UN, the White House, federal agencies, and regional human rights bodies.

She is a frequent media commentator on U.S. policies and their impact on human rights. She has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC, PRI's The World, and several radio outlets. Her analysis has recently been cited in coverage by the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times and Reuters among other outlets.

Naureen holds a B.S. from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, cum laude. She holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, and received the Lowenstein Fellowship awarded to outstanding graduates pursuing public interest law.


  • National Security/Law
  • US Politics

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National Security, Human rights, Surveillance, Terrorism

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