Meagan DeSimone is the assistant director of Impact Litigation and the Kovler Project Against Torture, formerly known as the United Nations Committee against Torture (UN CAT) Project. Mx. DeSimone supports academic programs related to the prohibition of torture under international law and strategic litigation in international human rights. Mx. DeSimone also supervises and participates in litigation before the Inter-American human rights bodies, and works on a wide range of issues and special projects related to impact litigation. Prior to their work at the Center, they were the inaugural legal fellow for the Center's Global Toxics & Human Rights Project, where they assisted the legal, policy, and advocacy work of the UN Special Rapporteur on global toxics and human rights, and as a Research Associate for the Public International Law & Policy Group, supporting negotiations in Geneva related to the Yemen peace process. In 2020, they served as an assistant to the chair of the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva during the 62nd session.
B.A., International Studies, Emory University
M.A., International Relations, American University, School of International Service
J.D., American University Washington College of Law, Cum Laude