Jasmeet Sidhu is a Director in the Research Unit at Amnesty International USA. She led AIUSA’s research into the United States’ obligations to prevent gun violence and its impact on human rights for AIUSA’s End Gun Violence report: In the Line of Fire- Human Rights and the US Gun Violence Crisis. She has also contributed to research on the right to protest for AIUSA’s report: The World is Watching: Mass Violations of U.S. Police of Black Lives Matter Protesters’ Rights and is currently researching the human rights impact of the 2022 U.S. Supreme Court Dobbs decision on access to sexual and reproductive care in the U.S. Jasmeet is a lifelong human rights activist, attorney, and advocate.
Throughout her career, Jasmeet has worked with numerous social justice movements, including Amnesty International, Alliance for Justice, GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network), Human Rights First, and South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). Jasmeet’s work has focused on human rights- including immigrant rights; LGBTQ rights; impacts of racial, religious and ethnic profiling; and post-9/11 hate violence. Jasmeet has also worked with grassroots organizations across the country developing advocacy strategies; providing legislative guidance on election-related activity and lobbying campaigns; and researching and analyzing domestic and international human rights issues.
Jasmeet received her LLM in International Law, specializing in Human Rights from American University Washington College of Law, her law degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, and her undergraduate degree from Duke University.