Yonah Diamond

The Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights’ Legal Counsel, Yonah Diamond


Yonah Diamond

Nirushaa Senthilnathan, Project Coordinator at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights.

Legal counsel

Yonah is Legal Counsel at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, having joined in September 2018. He engages in legal, political and public relations advocacy for the release of political prisoners and in support of human rights and international justice.

He has worked with a variety of human rights organizations including Oxfam America, the Innocence Project Human Rights Watch and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).

At the ICTR, he worked on cases on appeal and developed a comprehensive guide for a training on international fair trial rights before the Rwandan Supreme Court and High Court. The training facilitated the transfer of cases from the ICTR to Rwandan courts. 

Yonah has published widely on human rights, peace and reconciliation and international justice, including in The Washington Post, The Hill and OpenCanada.

He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from McGill University and graduated with Distinction. He then graduated from Cardozo Law School in 2016 with a double concentration in International and Comparative Law and Criminal Law and Procedure on a merit scholarship. He is admitted to practice law in the state of New York.

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