Ali Beydoun

Ali Beydoun serves as the clinic’s director and supervisor for the UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic at the Washington College of Law. Ali’s impact litigation work in domestic and foreign tribunals and forums includes a lawsuit against Henry Kissinger brought by Chilean victims seeking money damages for the wrongful deaths of their family members, representing U.S. citizens incarcerated under illegal immigration detainers, representing political groups requesting US State Department reclassification of their foreign organization, conducting investigations and report submissions to the United Nations on behalf of Tamil victims of the 2009 genocide, and advocating for Chagossians seeking redress for forced exile and torture by U.S. and U.K. government officials. Ali has also filed several FOIA lawsuits to advance government transparency and accountability for illegal conduct committed overseas. Ali has lectured on his human rights cases at the University of Madras in Chennai, India, Universidad Nacional de Itapúa in Encarnación, Paraguay, Universidad de Centro America in San Salvador, El Salvador, and several U.S. law schools. Ali has also given lectures on Capitol Hill, in UK Parliament and several South American Senate Panels on judicial and accountability initiatives possible under international law.

Areas of Specialization

  • International Human Rights