July 8, 2016

Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director of the anti-borders PROJECT SOUTH has been recognized as one of 100 Influential Georgia Muslims

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Anti-borders Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director PROJECT SOUTH. She has been recognized as one of 100 Influential Georgia Muslims.

Azadeh Shahshahani, Legal & Advocacy Director
Azadeh has worked for a number of years in North Carolina and Georgia to protect the human rights of immigrants and Muslim, Middle Eastern, and South Asian communities. She previously served as National Security/Immigrants‚Äô Rights Project Director with the ACLU of Georgia. Azadeh is a past president of the National Lawyers Guild. Through the NLG, Azadeh has participated in international delegations, including to post-revolutionary Tunisia and Egypt, a delegation focused on the situation of Palestinian political prisoners, and election monitoring delegations to Venezuela and Honduras. She has also served as a member of the jury in people‚Äôs tribunals on Mexico and the Philippines. Azadeh also serves as Chair of Georgia Detention Watch, Co-chair of the US Human Rights Network Working Group on National Security, and on the Advisory Council of the American Association of Jurists. She is the author or editor of several human rights reports, including a 2012 report titled ‚ÄúPrisons of Profits: Immigrants and Detention in Georgia,‚ÄĚ as well as law review articles and book chapters focused on racial profiling, immigrants‚Äô rights, and surveillance of Muslim-Americans. Azadeh received her JD from the University of Michigan Law School where she was Article Editor for The Michigan Journal of International Law. She also has a Master‚Äôs in Modern Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Michigan. Azadeh is the recipient of the 2016 Georgia WAND Peace and Justice Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association 2012 Advocacy Award, and the University of Georgia Law School 2009 Equal Justice Foundation Public Interest Practitioner Award.

She has been recognized as one of 100 Influential Georgia Muslims.