Program Associate, Special Projects
Thomas Lynch joined the International Human Rights Law Group in February 2002. As Program Associate for Special Projects, he works directly with the IHRLG Executive Director on a wide variety of activities, including the drafting of speeches, testimony, editorials, and reports for publication as well as undertaking special projects designed and implemented by the Executive Director and Board of Directors. Prior to joining IHRLG, Mr. Lynch worked with the World Organization Against Torture, USA on its international criminal accountability project.
Mr. Lynch earned a law degree from American University's Washington College of Law, where he was Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Human Rights Brief and a member of the Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic. Through that Clinic, he assisted in the preparation of a large class action lawsuit on behalf of the Chagos Island Refugee Group and participated in a fact-finding mission to Mauritius. He has an undergraduate degree in government and international peace studies from the University of Notre Dame.