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Aminta Ossom

Lecturer on Law

Fall 2023

Aminta Ossom
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Aminta Ossom is a Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor in the International Human Rights Clinic, where she supervises projects focused on human rights and the global economy. In addition to research on socio-economic rights, she has interests in human rights diplomacy, the role of identity in advocacy, and symbioses between civil and human rights movements.

Prior to joining the International Human Rights Clinic in Fall 2019, Aminta was a human rights officer at the United Nations, where she supported the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and the special rapporteurs of the Human Rights Council in fact-finding, advocacy, and training in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Europe. She returned to the United Nations in the summer of 2022 to staff the UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descent in advance of its inaugural session.

Earlier in her career, Aminta taught at Fordham Law School as a Crowley Fellow in International Human Rights and Adjunct Professor of Law. She also worked in the field of international justice, including as a 2011-2012 Satter Human Rights Fellow with Amnesty International. In addition to a JD from Harvard Law School, Aminta holds a Masters in African Politics from SOAS, University of London, and a BA from the University of Oklahoma.