We fight for human rights on Capitol Hill, White House, and the federal government.

Our team educates, advises, and lobbies U.S. policy makers on human rights issues in the United States and around the world.

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Joanne Lin, National Director, Advocacy & Government Relations
Amy Fischer, Advocacy Director, Americas
Carolyn Nash, Advocacy Director, Asia
Daniel Balson, Advocacy Director, Europe and Central Asia
Philippe Nassif, Advocacy Director, Middle East and North Africa
Amit Dadon, Mustafa Kassem Fellow for Human Rights, Middle East and North Africa
Deniz Yuksel, Turkey Advocacy Specialist

Makeda Fikremariam, Almami Cyllah Fellow for Human Rights, Sub Saharan Africa
Rowan Sockwell, China Fellow

If you have questions or feedback about our Advocacy and Government Relations work, please contact our team at [email protected].

What's New

On December 23, 2021, Amnesty International USA and Amnesty International UK wrote to Ambassador Philip T. Reeker to urge him to publicly oppose the...

On December 8, 2021, Amnesty International USA’s Asia Advocacy Director Carolyn Nash testified to the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Tom...

Amnesty International, the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Haitian Bridge Alliance, the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law, Groupe...

Since November 2020, Ethiopia has been mired in a brutal war between the central government of Prime Minister Ahmed and the Tigray People’s...

Advocacy & Government Relations Work

December 6, 2021

Joint Letter: The U.S. Must Comply with the Convention against Torture

November 29, 2021

Joint Letter: Congress Must Block Biden Administration’s Wrongful $650 Million Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia or Risk Fueling Further U.S. Complicity in Rights Violations and Yemeni Civilian Suffering

November 29, 2021

Joint Statement: U.S. Civil Society Letter to President Biden on WTO TRIPS Waiver for COVID-19 Products

November 23, 2021

Biden Administration’s U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue Was a Human Rights Failure – Joint Statement from International, Egyptian Human Rights Groups

November 18, 2021

Vote Recommendation: Amnesty International USA Recommends a YES Vote on the Build Back Better Act and Supports Funding for Community Violence Intervention Programs

November 10, 2021

Human Rights on Capitol Hill – November 2021 Newsletter

November 5, 2021

Joint Statement: Biden Administration Must Meet With Palestinian NGOs Targeted by Israeli Authorities, Demand Gantz Rescind Appalling “Terrorist” Designations During DC Visit

November 1, 2021

Amnesty USA joins over 100 NGOs to call for the Biden Administration expedite Afghan evacuations

October 25, 2021

Joint Statement: Biden Administration, UN Security Council Must Ensure Inclusion of Critical Human Rights Monitoring in MINURSO

October 19, 2021

Amnesty International Calls on Biden Administration to Push For Western Sahara Human Rights Monitoring in UN Resolution