Anita Teekah

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Anita Teekah

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • Adjunct

Profile

Anita S. Teekah is a practicing litigator and is based in a downtown Manhattan law firm. She also serves as the New York Legislative Coordinator for Amnesty International USA and has lobbied numerous times both in New York and on Capitol Hill in support of myriad human rights issues, including LGBT protections in the workplace, closure of Guantanamo, refugee rights, women's rights and human rights defenders. She also trains and mobilizes AIUSA's New York activists to engage in legislative advocacy at the grassroots level.

Ms. Teekah was previously based in Manila, Philippines, where she worked with a human trafficking organization and observed interceptions of suspected labor and sex trafficking victims. She also collaborated with government agencies to implement protections against child labor and to support women's development initiatives in rural communities. Currently, in addition to her work with AIUSA, Ms. Teekah also prepares legal research for Advocates Abroad, an NGO that supports refugees and asylum seekers who are based in Greece and Turkey and are applying for resettlement. She teaches International Human Rights Law, in collaboration with the University of Dayton's Human Rights Center.

Courses Taught

International Human Rights Law

Degrees

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2008
B.A., The George Washington University, 2005