M87 INDIA ABROAD, JUNE 2013
For her bold
work in exposing
Amrit Singh, the senior legal officer for national security and counterterrorism at the Open Society Justice Initiative
of the Open Society Foundations, is the author of Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Torture and Extraordinary Rendition.
MARC MCANDRE WS/OPEN SOCIE T Y FOUNDATIONS
Voice of the silenced
The emotional weight of engaging with torture victims must be
overwhelming and tremendous; yet Amrit Singh, winner of the
India Abroad Publisher’s Special Award for Excellence 2012, perseveres.
Vanita Gupta introduces Chaya Babu to the brilliant mind
that lifted the veil on ‘Globalizing Torture.’
While Amrit Singh’s groundb- reaking work in the field of human rights law was thrust into the spotlight, she has kept averylowprofile.
Her report, Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret
Torture and Extraordinary Rendition, pub-
lished by the Open Society Foundations in Feb-
ruary, received widespread attention in the inter-
national media for its close look at the global tor-
ture network. The author herself, though, is less
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