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Amelia Evans (she/they) is an international human rights lawyer and an expert on business and human rights. Since co-founding MSI Integrity in 2012, she has continued to lead MSI Integrity through many critical transitions—including the recent collective decision by all staff and the Board of Directors to sunset the organization in 2023, given its success achieving its initial research, learning and advocacy goals.

Amelia has investigated and reported on business and human rights-related issues in a number of countries, most particularly in the Central African and Asia-Pacific regions. She has spoken at prominent global and national human rights convenings, including the UN Forum of Business and Human Rights, and frequently provides expert comments to the media on issues relating to corporate social responsibility.

Previously, she was the Global Human Rights Fellow at Harvard Law School, an Open Society Fellow on Economic Inequality, a Fellow of the New School’s Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy and a clinical supervisor at Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic. Prior to moving to the US, she clerked at the New Zealand Court of Appeal, and worked at the Crown Law Office in New Zealand and the Victoria Government Solicitor’s Office in Australia. Amelia obtained her LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and LL.B. (Hons.) and B.C.A. (Economics and Finance) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

On the side, Amelia directs and produces weird documentary films, and has been in residence at some of the leading art residencies in the US. Through art, she found her wife, for which she is eternally grateful.