Sarnata Reynolds

International Human Rights Lawyer

Sarnata Reynolds
Sarnata Reynolds is an international human rights lawyer and an expert on refugee and migrants' rights, statelessness and the right to nationality, and the rights of displaced persons during humanitarian crises. Between 2011 and 2016, Sarnata served as both the Senior Advisor on Human Rights and the Program Manager for Statelessness at Refugees International, where she was responsible for leading the organization's analysis of international humanitarian responses from a human rights perspective. Sarnata conducted field research and produced reports on humanitarian needs and human rights concerns in Bangladesh, El Salvador, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, South Sudan, and Turkey, among other countries. Sarnata spent the previous four years as Amnesty International USA's Director for Refugee and Migrants' Rights, serving as a lead researcher on two groundbreaking reports, and spearheading AIUSA's policy and advocacy strategies in these areas. Sarnata is a frequent author and her publications include ​Pursuing Protection From Organized Criminal Groups in the Americas (December 2015), and the iBook, Who Is Dayani Cristal: An Examination of Modern-Day Migration (May 2014). She has been a guest on PBS NewsHour, NPR News, CNN International, ABC News, Univision, and NPR's Latino USA.


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