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Christine Mehta

Position: Researcher
Christine Mehta

Christine Mehta conducts field and desk investigations documenting and analyzing human rights violations in the United States and abroad. 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). 

At PHR, she has conducted research on violations of medical neutrality including attacks on hospitals, targeting of health professionals in conflict zones, and dual-loyalty of health professionals in the criminal justice system. 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. 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 in the NY Times, 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 and is currently pursuing an MA degree in public policy from Cornell University. She is conversant in Spanish.