About Raj Purohit


Raj Purohit is an independent consultant and associate professor
at American University, Washington College of Law.
He served as the Director and CEO for Citizens for Global
Solutions until July 2008. Prior to joining CGS, Raj was Legislative
Director for Human Rights First, where he was responsible for leading
the organization's advocacy efforts in Congress, with a focus on
international relations, judiciary and security issues. Raj helped
develop and implement new legislative initiatives and lobbying
strategies. He also represented Human Rights First in a range of
coalitions, including the Washington Working Group on the International
Criminal Court, and was a media spokesperson.

Before joining Human Rights First, Raj served as Legislative Director
for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also
served as Director of Legal Services at the Center on Conscience and
War. Raj received his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Sussex University
(1995) and his LL.M. in International Legal Studies from American
University, Washington College of Law (1997).

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