Brian Griffey

Brian Griffey is the Regional Researcher and Advisor on North America for the international secretariat of Amnesty International, based in Washington, DC. Previously, he worked for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR); the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine; the OSCE Mission in Kosovo; the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal; Human Rights Watch; Amnesty International USA; and as a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme, non-governmental organizations, and university human rights centers. Mr. Griffey holds an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex (with distinction), and a B.A. in History and Social Sciences from Reed College. Some of his selected publications are available at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bgriffey/. Mr. Griffey is also an appointed member of the Commission on Human Rights of the District of Columbia.

Vision Statement
As a Director-at-Large with expertise in the human rights field, Brian will contribute to the efforts of UNA-NCA and its Human Rights Committee to strengthen the US-UN relationship, including by educating lawmakers and the public on the mission and importance of the UN’s globally mandated work. Protecting human rights is essential to promote peace and stability – particularly amidst fierce new threats to humanity posed by climate change, technology, among other critical developments, which we must step up to address.