Meghna Abraham is a lawyer and has worked intensively on human rights issues. She is an accomplished researcher, author, trainer, and advocate. Over the past two decades Meghna has held a range of management posts in non-governmental organizations, and supervised teams of lawyers, policy advisers, researchers, campaigners and advocates. Her work has spanned all regions of the world.
Meghna was the interim Asia-Pacific director at NRGI from March until September 2020 and oversaw work in the region and undertook research on China’s role in mineral supply chains. She worked at Amnesty International from 2007 to 2019 in a variety of roles, including the director of global thematic issues, deputy director for economic, social and cultural Rights, and senior researcher on corporate crimes. She has led major research projects on the human rights and environmental impacts of natural resource extraction and foreign investment in Myanmar, Indonesia, and India. She was the lead advisor on the organization’s work on economic, social and cultural rights for numerous years. Prior to joining Amnesty International, Meghna worked at the International Service for Human Rights, Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, World Organisation Against Torture, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, and Centre for Child and the Law at the National Law School. She has been a consultant for OHCHR and various NGOs and continues to work as a consultant for NGOs providing them with strategic or legal and policy advice. Meghna is also on the board of the Global Detention Project.
Meghna holds a BA LLB (Hons) degree from the National Law School of India University and BCL and MPhil in law degrees from the University of Oxford. She has taught at the University of Oxford, University of Essex, and National Law School of India University and classes at various other Universities.