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Sabrina Mahtani

  • Non-Resident Fellow

Sabrina Mahtani is a Zambian-British lawyer and independent expert on access to justice for women, working with a number of nonprofit and intergovernmental agencies.

Sabrina will continue to be part of the global movement of people and organizations working for justice for all and engage with Pathfinders on people-centered justice and justice for women in particular. She was previously a Senior Policy Advisor for The Elders and led their Access to Justice Programme. Prior to that she led Amnesty International’s research and advocacy work on Anglophone West Africa and was also a Wasserstein Fellow in Residence at Harvard Law School. Sabrina co-founded the award-winning NGO AdvocAid, which provides access to justice, education, and empowerment for women impacted by the criminal justice system in Sierra Leone. She has previously worked at the Special Court for Sierra Leone and International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Sabrina is a regular writer and commentator on justice and human rights, and has written for a variety of publications, including Al Jazeera, African Arguments, and New Internationalist.

She holds a BA in Law and History from University College London and an LL.M. from New York University.

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