Amira Mikhail is a Staff Attorney at IRAP in the Legal Services Department, where she represents refugees and displaced individuals in seeking safety and reuniting with their family members. She also trains and mentors pro bono attorneys and students to represent and advocate on behalf of refugees and immigrants.
Amira is also serving as the director of Eshhad: Center for the Protection of Minorities, a nonprofit that is focused on the protection of religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East. Prior to joining IRAP, Amira worked as a Non-Resident Fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and as a legal fellow at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.
Amira is a graduate of Washington College of Law at American University, where she worked with the UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic, the Human Rights Brief, and as a research assistant to the Chairperson of the United Nations Committee against Torture. She also interned with the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch and has been published on a variety of legal and social issues relating to Egypt and the Middle East. She graduated from Covenant College with a B.A. in Psychology and is bilingual in Arabic and English.
Amira is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.