Amanda is a consultant to a U.S. based non-profit documenting human rights abuses in Iran. Her role is to assess strategic litigation opportunities to end impunity for Iranian atrocity crimes. Through her experience with universal jurisdiction prosecutions, she is exploring available avenues to hold perpetrators of international crimes accountable.
Amanda is part of the counsel team with Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman, a Vancouver litigation boutique representing Eritrean plaintiffs (jointly with Siskinds LLP) in a lawsuit against a Canadian mining company, Nevsun Resources, accused of slavery and other violations of Canadian and customary international law. The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled in favour of the plaintiffs and permitted the lawsuit to move forward in Canada.
Amanda is a Co-Investigator on a five year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant known as the Canadian Partnership for International Justice. As a Co-Investigator she co-coaches the University of Ottawa ICC Moot Competition team, co-leads a delegation of students to the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court, participates in international legal observation missions, drafts legal interventions and opinion pieces on contemporary topics, and collaborates on a variety of international justice policy initiatives.
Amanda co-authored the legal analysis on genocide for the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls in Canada. The Inquiry published their report and legal analysis on 3 June 2019 announcing that one of the root causes of the violence against Indigenous women is an ongoing genocide against Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Amanda continues to research and work on the intersection of international criminal law and indigenous rights.
In addition to legal consulting, Amanda continues to provide pro bono support to survivors and families of victims of atrocity crimes. This includes strategic advice to families whose loved ones are wrongfully imprisoned in Iran, as well as legal and media support for survivors of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and torture who are actively pursuing justice through judicial and public forums.