Ashley Collins

Accountability Legal Fellow

As the Accountability Legal Fellow, Ashley Collins supports Human Rights First’s efforts to hold human rights abusers and corrupt actors accountable through the imposition of targeted sanctions. In this role, she provides assistance to HRF's targeted sanctions coalition through researching, drafting, and editing sanctions recommendations that identify persons involved in serious human rights abuses and corruption; developing training and informational resources; and analyzing gaps in the use of targeted sanctions programs.

During law school, Ashley interned at Perseus Strategies, the American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights, and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. In these roles, she has worked on political prisoner cases and conducted domestic and international legal research on a range of issues, including violence against human rights defenders, migration, and women’s rights. Prior to law school, Ashley was a fellow at the Brazil Office of Harvard University’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies as well as Harvard Business School’s Latin America Research Center.

Ashley received her J.D. and a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University Law Center. She focused on human rights throughout law school, was a Public Interest Fellow, and served on the executive board of the Georgetown Journal of International Law. Ashley holds a B.A. cum laude in Social Studies, a Certificate in Latin American Studies, and a foreign language citation in Portuguese from Harvard University.

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