Aliya Hana Hussain

Advocacy Program Manager

Aliya Hana Hussain is the Advocacy Program Manager for the Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights and travels to Guantanamo regularly to meet with CCR's clients. She also works on the issues of drone killings, profiling and spying on Muslim communities, and accountability for torture and other war crimes. In addition to public speaking, organizing events, actions, and rallies, and serving as a liaison between lawyers and grassroots activists, her work focuses on developing new and creative partnerships with artists, musicians, and activists to bring the stories of CCR’s clients to new platforms and audiences, including youth. She also works on CCR’s efforts with the United Nations and Inter-American Human Rights Commission on behalf of clients. She was previously a Legal Worker at CCR and worked on cases and issues including unlawful detention, torture, corporate accountability for human rights abuses, and the case Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) v. Vatican, seeking accountability for the crimes against humanity of sexual violence by clergy and cover-up. Prior to coming to the Center for Constitutional Rights, Aliya was a legal assistant for the American Civil Liberties Union Women's Rights Project. She graduated from Vassar College with a degree in History and holds a master’s degree in Gender, Development, and Globalisation from the London School of Economics and Political Science.