Megan L. Manion '16

Senior Legal Advisor to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism
University of Wisconsin Madison, B.A.
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Megan L. Manion joined the Human Rights Center in November 2020 as Legal Advisor to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on promoting and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.

Megan has over seven years of experience working at the intersection of gender, international human rights, and humanitarian law, concentrating on justice and security issues. Over the last four years, she served in multiple roles at UN Women in both the field and headquarters. Most recently she served as Specialist on Justice & Security with UN Women Afghanistan and Policy Analyst in UN Women Headquarters focusing on preventing violent extremism, counterterrorism, and transitional justice. Her assignments have taken her to Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Chad.

Megan holds a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, with concentrations in international law and international human rights law, and earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar.