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Christine Mehta

Position: Researcher, New York
Christine Mehta

Christine Mehta conducts field and desk investigations documenting and exposing war crimes and mass atrocities. In addition, she is responsible for monitoring global human rights issues, producing reports, and conducting advocacy as part of the research and investigations team at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).

Prior to joining PHR, Mehta worked at Amnesty International leading investigations on human rights violations by the armed forces, paramilitary, and police in conflict-affected areas of India. Her work included executing strategic research and crisis response on administrative detention and torture; impunity for security forces; military justice reform; criminal justice reform; sexual violence against women; forced evictions; and freedom of expression. She is the author of more than 50 research products, including a report titled “Denied: Failures in Accountability for Security Forces in Jammu and Kashmir.” Before joining Amnesty International, she was selected as a Carnegie and Knight Foundations fellow to report on rising Hispanic influence in the American northeast. Her work has been featured by Al Jazeera, USA Today, and publications in India including Daily News and Analysis, Times of India, and BBC Hindi.

Mehta holds a BA in international relations and journalism from Syracuse University. She is conversant in Spanish.