Azadeh Shahshahani



Azadeh Shahshahani

Azadeh Shahshahani is the Director of the National Security/Immigrants' Rights Project at the ACLU of Georgia. The project is aimed at bringing Georgia and its localities into compliance with international human rights and constitutional standards in treatment of refugee and immigrant communities, including immigrant detainees. To that end, Azadeh has been involved with impact litigation, legislative advocacy, human rights documentation, coalition-building, public education, training of attorneys, and organizing. Azadeh was recently elected to serve as the next President of the National Lawyers Guild. She is also Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section Committee on the Rights of Immigrants and Chair of Georgia Detention Watch. Azadeh previously served as Chair of Refugee Womens Network and is also one of the Founders of Human Rights Atlanta. Azadeh is a 2004 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School where she served as Article Editor for The Michigan Journal of International Law and was a participant in the Third Colloquium on Challenges in International Refugee Law. In March 2011, Azadeh joined an international delegation to Tunisia at the invitation of the Tunisian national bar association. The delegation produced a report on the Tunisian revolution and U.S. government complicity with crimes of the ousted Ben Ali regime. Azadeh is also a founding member of the International Tribunal of Conscience of the Global Alternative Forum of Peoples in Movement.


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