Yonah Diamond

Yonah Diamond is an international human rights lawyer and legal counsel at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, where he specialises in atrocity prevention and political prisoner advocacy.

He has advocated for or served on the international legal team of imprisoned human rights defenders in China, Iran, the Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. He was also the principal author of the independent report “The Uyghur Genocide: An Examination of China’s Breaches of the Genocide Convention” and co-author of the report “Cameroon’s Unfolding Catastrophe: Evidence of Human Rights Violations and Crimes against Humanity.”

He has lectured at McGill University and on the European Parliament’s Sakharov Fellowship Programme, and published articles in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, the Globe and Mail and Opinio Juris, among others.