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Amanda Ghahremani

Research Fellow


Amanda Ghahremani is a Research Fellow with the Human Rights Center. She is an international lawyer and consultant. Her expertise includes international criminal law, corporate accountability, universal jurisdiction, and transitional justice, for which she was nominated as Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers three years in a row. As a consultant, Amanda is currently involved in several criminal and corporate accountability investigations. She also advises the Iran Prison Atlas project, which is the most comprehensive public database of political prisoners in Iran. Her recent work includes co-authoring the legal analysis on genocide for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, litigating for corporate accountability as a member of the plaintiffs’ counsel team in the Nevsun case, and successfully leading the international campaign to release Iranian-Canadian political prisoner Professor Homa Hoodfar from arbitrary detention in Iran. She is also currently a co-researcher with the Canadian Partnership for International Justice, and a research associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University.