Amrit Singh

Executive Director, Rule of Law Impact Lab at Stanford Law School


Amrit Singh is professor of the Practice of Law and founding executive director of the Rule of Law Impact Lab at Stanford Law School. A human rights lawyer, she has conducted strategic litigation, research and advocacy on a broad range of rule of law and rights issues in the US and globally.

Prior to joining Stanford, Singh served as director of the Accountability Division at the Open Society Justice Initiative where she oversaw projects on numerous rule of law and human rights issues. She successfully litigated before the European Court of Human Rights cases seeking accountability for European government complicity in the CIA’s post-September 11, 2001, torture program. She successfully challenged Egypt’s emergency law as well as its torture and arbitrary detention practices before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Among other cases, she served as counsel in US litigation seeking accountability for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Singh has previously taught at the Yale Law School and at the New York University School of Law. She has testified before Congress and been a frequent commentator in the US and international press. 

Singh was an event speaker at the Dialogue.

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