Shannon Raj Singh
Shannon Raj Singh is an American attorney specialised in international criminal law, the intersection of technology and human rights, and the prevention of mass atrocities.
Shannon has appeared as a litigator in both state and federal courts in the United States. In addition, she has practised at international criminal tribunals in The Hague, the Netherlands, and Arusha, Tanzania. Most recently, she was an Associate Legal Officer at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, where she advised the Appeals Chamber and the Office of the President on the first terrorism trial before an international criminal tribunal.
In the area of business and human rights, Shannon advises on both the potential and risks presented by new technologies, particularly in conflict settings or vulnerable communities. She also focuses on opportunities to develop positive applications for technologies to prevent the commission of atrocity crimes.
Shannon is also a Visiting Fellow of Practice with Oxford University’s Programme on International Peace and Security, within the Blavatnik School of Government’s Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. In addition, she is an advisor to Oxford’s Transatlantic Network on Atrocity Prevention, an action-oriented network for engagement across governments, multilateral institutions, academia, and practitioners.
Shannon is an Officer for the War Crimes Committee of the International Bar Association, and its Special Rapporteur on the ILC Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity. She has spoken on expert panels around the world on international criminal law, atrocity prevention, and the intersection of technology and human rights.
Shannon has also clerked for a Federal Judge in the United States, and interned for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, U.S Mission to the U.N., and South Africa’s Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. She holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California, as well as Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.