Jasmine Sankofa

jasmine Sankofa

2017 - 2019 Aryeh Neier Fellow, US Program

jasmine Sankofa is the Aryeh Neier Fellow at Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. jasmine works in the US Program, focusing on human rights violations within the criminal justice system.  Before joining Human Rights Watch, jasmine clerked for the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and was a Women's Law and Public Policy Fellow placed at a harm reduction agency serving persons engaged in sex work and/or drug use in Washington, D.C. jasmine graduated from UCLA School of Law with specializations in Critical Race Studies and Public Interest Law and Policy. While in law school, jasmine was a student in the Youth & Justice and International Human Rights clinics, and interned at the Vera Institute of Justice, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Judicial Inspectorate for Correctional Services in South Africa, and the Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project.