Anya Neistat

Anya Neistat is Legal Director of The Docket initiative at the Foundation. Anya has been involved in international human rights work for more than two decades and has conducted over 60 investigations in conflict areas around the world. Before joining CFJ, she was Amnesty International’s Senior Director for Research, responsible for leading the organization’s global research agenda and crisis response. Previously, she worked as Associate Director for Program and Emergencies at Human Rights Watch. She has authored numerous human rights reports and opinion pieces and regularly contributes to legal and human rights debates in academic and policy institutions. Her work has been profiled in the media and in the award-winning documentary, E-team. She is Chair of the Board at Crisis Action, an international organization working with global civil society to protect civilians from armed conflict. She is an Honorary Professor at La Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo and regularly teaches at Columbia, Science Po, and other universities. She holds an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School, a J.D. and Ph.D. in law, and an M.S. in history and philology.