Lawyer & freelance legal consultant with expertise in international criminal law, universal jurisdiction, corporate accountability, transitional justice, and redress for survivors of atrocities.
Amanda is a Canadian lawyer, a Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley, and a Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute.
She was previously the Legal Director of the Canadian Centre for International Justice, where she assisted survivors of atrocity crimes to seek effective justice remedies.
She earned her Bachelor's degree from UCLA, her Master's in Peace & Conflict Studies from University of Sydney, and her Common Law & Civil Law degrees from McGill University.
In 2016, Amanda led the successful legal and international advocacy campaign to free Iranian-Canadian political prisoner, Professor Homa Hoodfar, from Evin Prison in Iran. Her collaboration with Canadian authorities resulted in Professor Hoodfar's swift release.
In 2017, 2018, and 2019 Amanda was nominated as Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for her human rights works.
Amanda speaks fluent English, French and Spanish. She is proficient in Persian, conversational in German, and elementary in Arabic & Serbo-Croatian.