Amrit Singh

Amrit Singh is the Senior Legal Officer for the National Security and Counterterrorism program at the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) in New York.

Prior to joining OSJI, she was a Staff Attorney at the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, where she litigated cases relating to the torture of prisoners held in U.S. custody abroad, the government’s use of diplomatic assurances to return individuals to countries known to employ torture, the indefinite and mandatory detention of immigrants, and post-9/11 discrimination against immigrants. She was counsel, among other cases, in ACLU v. Dep’t of Defense, litigation under the Freedom of Information Act which yielded the public disclosure of more than 100,000 pages of documents relating to the abuse of prisoners held in U.S. custody abroad.

Singh is co-author (with Jameel Jaffer) of Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond (Columbia University Press 2007).

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