Zamani, Nahal

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Advocacy Program Manager, Government Misconduct and Racial Justice


Nahal Zamani is a committed human rights activist with broad-based experience directing human rights advocacy campaigns and educational initiatives.

Nahal joined CCR in 2010 and serves as the Advocacy Program Manager for CCR’s Government Misconduct and Racial Justice docket. At CCR, she manages CCR’s advocacy campaigns and initiatives within the U.S. through organizing, coalition building, campaign management, strategic planning, development of public education materials, movement support and advocating before elected officials and the U.N.

Recent efforts include advocating against the NYPD’s abusive use of stop and frisk and other discriminatory policing practices, authoring a report that documented the impact of this abusive practice on New Yorkers, combating unjust and inhuman prison conditions and standing up for economic and social justice.

Before joining CCR in 2010, Nahal was with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Human Rights Program, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Animédia, based in Paris, France.
Nahal lectures extensively on human rights advocacy, the use of documentation to illuminate the impact of rights violations, strategies for coalition building and campaign development, and the application of a human rights framework to social justice issues in the United States.
Nahal received her Master’s in Human Rights from Columbia University and while there, wrote on the need for the documentation of the stressful impact of economic, social and cultural rights violations. She also received her Bachelor’s from Rutgers University.