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Please join us for the latest Human Rights Speaker Series, with our guest speaker Brian Griffey, regional researcher and advisor on North America for Amnesty International’s international secretariat.
Two months after former President Trump left the White House, where does the US government’s human rights record stand, both at the domestic and international levels? In this presentation and interactive discussion, Brian Griffey (LL.M. 2010) will discuss his human rights work in the USA during the Trump administration, as well as key aspects of Trump’s legacy, and the human rights outlook moving forward under the new administration of President Biden.
Brian Griffey is a regional researcher and advisor on North America for Amnesty International’s international secretariat, based in Washington, DC. Since 2017, he has authored reports on the US government’s global record on human rights, as well as its domestic violations of the rights of peaceful protesters, human rights defenders, and migrants and asylum seekers, among others. Prior to Amnesty International, Mr Griffey worked for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International USA, and as a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), non-governmental organizations, and university human rights centers. He also worked as a journalist at several periodicals. Mr Griffey is an appointed member of the Commission on Human Rights of the District of Columbia. He holds an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex (2010). Some of his recent publications are available on his Linkedin.
Brian Griffey, Regional researcher and advisor on North America for Amnesty International’s international secretariat, Washington, DC