Shannon Raj Singh is an American attorney specialized in international criminal law. She is a Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government and the Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, where she is researching the prevention of mass atrocities. Specifically, Shannon is working with Federica D’Alessandra, Executive Director of Oxford’s International Peace and Security Program, to articulate the due diligence obligations of States from the moment they receive early warnings of mass atrocities, and to set forth policy prescriptions regarding the domestic implementation of preventive obligations under international law. Shannon’s work builds upon her appointment as Special Rapporteur on the ILC Draft Articles for Crimes Against Humanity on behalf of the International Bar Association’s War Crimes Committee, and her advocacy in support of the draft convention.
Shannon is also an Associate Legal Officer at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague, where she advises the five judges of the Appeals Chamber and the Office of the President on the world’s first terrorism case before an international court. Shannon has previous experience working with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, South Africa’s Institute for Justice & Reconciliation, and clerking for a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Previously, she was a litigator in San Francisco, where she focused her practice on international investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She is licensed to practice in California, where she has appeared before both state and federal courts.