Tawanda Mutasah is Senior Director of Law & Policy at Amnesty International. He is responsible for leading the formulation of the movement’s human rights policies, legal positions and litigation strategies.

Tawanda has 20 years of leadership experience in human rights, governance, rule of law and humanitarian work. His previous roles include Executive Director for Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, Coordinator of Policy, Advocacy, Communications for Southern Africa for Oxfam, and the principal founder of a broad-based national Coalition for Constitutional Reform in Zimbabwe.

He has served as the governor of the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa; led the organization of a Brazil-Africa project encouraging the sharing of human rights lawyering skills among young Lusophone lawyers; and helped found the Southern Africa Litigation Center.

Tawanda received his legal training from Harvard Law School, New York University Law School, and the University of Zimbabwe. He holds a Master of Management degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. He received the International Bar Association’s “International Rule of Law Award” in 2004.