Isa Mirza

Senior Advisor - Washington, D.C.

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Isa Mirza advises governments, corporations, nonprofits, and advocacy coalitions on the advancement of human rights. A member of Foley Hoag’s Global Business and Human Rights Practice since 2011, Isa counsels a wide range of clients on ways to eliminate human rights-based harms by adhering to internationally recognized laws and principles, protecting the rights of vulnerable communities and indigenous peoples, promoting fundamental worker freedoms, and preventing modern slavery in supply chains. 

Isa works closely with clients to develop policies and practices based on the International Bill of Human Rights, the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the U.S. Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, and the Conventions of the International Labour Organization.

Isa conducts human rights impact assessments and investigations in multiple languages and has carried out fieldwork research in many countries across the globe, including most recently Colombia, Peru, Algeria, Iraq, and India.  

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  • University of Cambridge, M.Phil., Political Economy
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, Yale Fox International Fellow
  • Yale University, B.A., Political Science


English, Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic

  • "The Long, Winding Path to Medicare Physician Payment Reform", (March 7,2014)
  • The Provision of Information Services in a New Political Economy: A Case Study from Hyderabad, India, Journal of Contemporary Asia 43(1): 148-172 (Winter 2013)
  • Looking at Research on Bt Cotton in Southern India, International Affairs Journal at UC Davis 4(2): 9-15 (Winter 2008)

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  • Yale Fox International Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2008-2009
  • U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholar of Arabic, Morocco, 2008


  • Chairman of the Board, The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens
  • CoChair, The D.C. Reentry Task Force
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