Meghan Knapp is staff attorney at the Guernica Centre for International Justice where she works on issues related to state capture, private military and security companies (PMSCs), as well as litigation efforts within the United States. Meghan’s work for the Centre focuses on international human rights law and transnational corporate accountability. Meghan joined the organization as a Robina Human Rights fellow. She is based in Chicago, IL.
Meghan received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her M.A. from Indiana University-Bloomington, and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she focused on human rights and international law. She graduated magna cum laude with honors in the human rights concentration.
During law school, Meghan was a research assistant to the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. In this position, she drafted communications and country reports. She also interned at the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Petition Unit and at Amnesty International; was a certified student attorney in the University of Minnesota Human Rights Litigation and International Advocacy Clinic; and volunteered at organizations such as Human Rights First and The Advocates for Human Rights.
Prior to attending law school, Meghan worked on Eastern European issues. She served as a research fellow at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland and interned with the US State Department, working on Polish-U.S. trade issues.