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Miranda Sissons

Advisory Board Member


Miranda Sissons is an Advisory Board Member with the Human Rights Center. Originally from Australia, Miranda is a longtime human rights defender. She brings 20-plus years experience in human rights research and policy making, and is currently inaugural Director of Human Rights Policy at Meta Platforms. A former diplomat, Miranda has worked at Human Rights Watch, the International Center for Transitional Justice, Purpose, and consulted for the UN Human Rights Office. She has extensive on the ground experience with local and global organizations in Iraq, Timor Leste, Palestine, Egypt, and elsewhere. She has published on topics ranging from international criminal law and the law of armed conflict to transitional justice and sexual and reproductive rights. She has co-led initiatives that have won multiple Cannes and Webby awards. Miranda has also taught human rights/transitional justice at NYU and the City University of New York. She studied at the University of Melbourne and at Yale University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar. She speaks Arabic, German and English.