Christy Fujio, JD, MA – Director

Christy Fujio is a human rights lawyer with more than 12 years of experience building capacity and stakeholder networks to improve access to justice and accountability mechanisms.  Since 2013 she has been working with Syrian doctors and lawyers to document human rights violations, aiming to secure justice and accountability post-conflict. Substantive areas of expertise include asylum and refugee law, forensic medical documentation, immigration detention, sexual and gender-based violence, solitary confinement, torture, and UNSCR 1325: Women, Peace and Security agenda. Fujio has been published in the New York Times, Boston Globe, The Lancet, and legal journals at Georgetown University Law School, Michigan State University Law School, and University of San Francisco Law School. Fujio was also the lead editor and organizer of the updated version of “Examining Asylum Seekers: A Clinician’s Guide to Physical and Psychological Evaluations of Torture and Ill-Treatment.” Fujio holds a JD from Suffolk University Law School and an MA in International Policy Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

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