Senior Associate (Non-resident), Human Rights Initiative
Associated Programs: Human Rights InitiativeAlex Moorehead is lecturer-in-law and director of the Project on Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict, and Human Rights at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute. The project works to advance respect for human rights in armed conflict and law enforcement operations through investigating violations and war crimes, employing data visualization, carrying out international advocacy, seeking law reform, and supporting human rights defenders. Prior to joining the institute, Mr. Moorehead served in a number of roles conducting human rights monitoring and as a legal and policy adviser with the United Nations in Switzerland, the occupied Palestinian territory, and with the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, he was part of the team that researched and produced the landmark UN report on conflict-related detainees that led to significant reforms and the suspension of detainee transfers by the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Mr. Moorehead has worked with a range of different human rights organizations in Egypt, Uganda, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, as well as in private legal practice. He also coteaches the Human Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School.