Meera Shah, Senior Legal Adviser, Global Advocacy


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Meera joined the Center in 2015 and is responsible for planning and executing advocacy strategies with UN bodies and mechanisms in New York. In particular, she plays a key role in the Center’s engagement with the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Before joining the Center, Meera served as a Teaching Fellow at the Global Justice Clinic at New York University School of Law and as Clinical Advocacy Fellow at the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School. In partnership with local human rights organizations and advocates, Meera supervised fact-finding, research, and advocacy projects related to human rights violations arising out of conflicts in the Middle East, where she spent several years working and studying.

Meera received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and was awarded the Lowenstein Fellowship for graduates pursuing public interest law. She also holds an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University.