Amanda Ghahremani

Legal Director, Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ)

Country of focus: Canada, Iran
Based in Montreal


Current Occupation: Legal Director, Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ)
Organization/Institution: Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ)

Amanda Ghahremani (@amandaghahreman) is the Legal Director of the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) where she supports survivors of torture and other atrocities to seek legal redress and end impunity for gross human rights violations. She is also a co-researcher on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Grant titled “Strengthening Justice for International Crimes – A Canadian Partnership” where she is involved in strengthening the collaboration between civil society organisations, academics, and national prosecuting authorities on international justice and accountability initiatives.

Amanda was nominated in 2017 and 2018 as Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for her human rights work, particularly her successful legal, diplomatic, and advocacy work on the case of Professor Homa Hoodfar, a Canadian-Iranian political prisoner formerly imprisoned in Iran. Amanda remains a strategy consultant on a pro bono basis for families whose loved ones are political prisoners or otherwise wrongfully detained in Iran.