About Naureen Shah

Nauren Shah is Amnesty International USA's Director of Security and Human Rights. She is an expert on U.S. national security and human rights issues including: domestic counterterrorism investigations and surveillance; religious profiling and discrimination; impacts on free expression; U.S. "global war" paradigm and drone strikes; torture and rendition; and unlawful detention at Guantanamo. She is the co-author of major reports on national security and human rights and her commentary has recently appeared in the New York Times, Slate and Reuters. Her analysis has been cited by the New York Times, LA Times and NBC News among other outlets. She has on international and US broadcast outlets including the BBC, PRI's The World and Al Jazeera America. Naureen holds a B.S. from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, cum laude. She holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone scholar.
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From Paris to Peshawar: Answer with Human Rights


Yesterday, gunmen attacked the Paris office of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo. In Peshawar last month, at least 142 people—including 132 children—were killed by Taliban militants at a military-run school. These are just two of scores of attacks by armed individuals and groups that have occurred over the last year. SEE THE REST OF THIS POST