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Executive Director

Qudus has over 15 years of legal experience in the fields of intellectual property law,  international human rights law and refugee and migration policy. As a human rights practitioner, he has led efforts to redress religious repression of minority communities in various countries in South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East.  He also regularly briefs the US Department of State, United Nations Human Rights Council, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and various human rights NGOs such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Human Rights First. Prior to his international law practice, he worked for a leading international law firm in New York. Qudus served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania.  He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and an LL.M in International Human Rights Law from Georgetown University Law Center. 




Amjad is Adjunct Professor of Law at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Law School and Partner at Brown, Neri, Smith & Khan LLP in Los Angeles.  He earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Law Journal.    He previously served as Co-Chair of the Human Rights and Refugees Practice Group at Latham & Watkins, LLP.  A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he has testified five times before U.S. Congress about Pakistan's blasphemy laws and the persecution of religious minorities in Muslim-majority nations.  He is a frequent lecturer on topics concerning the Islamic world, particularly human rights law and governance. For six consecutive years, he has been selected as a "Rising Star Litigator" by Super Lawyers magazine.


Mahmood is a senior litigation associate at Williams & Connolly LLP based in D.C.  He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, Order of the Coif, where he served as an editor of the Virginia Law Review.  He has testified before the U.S. Congress on the persecution of religious minorities in South and Central Asia on account of violent extremism, and participated in White House and State Department summits focused on countering extremism and protecting religious freedom.  He has written extensively about religious extremism and anti-blasphemy laws, and his writings have appeared in the Washington Post and other periodicals. For three consecutive years, Mahmood has been selected as a "Rising Star Litigator" by Super Lawyers magazine.

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