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T. Kumar, LLM’91

International Advocacy Director, Amnesty International USA

T. Kumar is the International Advocacy Director for Amnesty International USA. He has served as a human rights monitor and as director of refugee camps around the world. Kumar has monitored several elections with former President Carter and with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He previously served as a Judge of Elections in Philadelphia and has been as a Professor with Washington College of Law’s Humanitarian & Human Rights Academy. Kumar regularly lectures at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute and frequently testifies before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.   Kumar was a political prisoner for over five years in Sri Lanka for his peaceful human rights activities. Amnesty International adopted him as a Prisoner of Conscience and initiated a worldwide campaign to secure his release.  He started his legal studies in prison, eventually becoming an Attorney-at-Law and has devoted his entire practice to defend political prisoners and advance human rights.