Ana Cutts Dougherty



Ana Cutts Dougherty is a law student and researcher who focuses on human rights issues, especially torture prevention and reparations. She has significant experience working on legal submissions in cases before regional and UN human rights bodies. During her time as a Legal Officer at the human rights NGO Redress, Ana conducted a multi-country study on reparations for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence. She also contributed to Redress's representation of individual torture survivors and advocacy for legal reform to prevent torture in several jurisdictions. Ana spent a year clerking for an Appeals Chamber judge as a legal intern at the International Criminal Court, assisting in the preparation of judicial opinions on war crimes and crimes against humanity. She has gained additional experience in human rights litigation, research, and advocacy efforts with the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and the Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers. Prior to beginning studies at Stanford Law School, Ana worked in Central America for two years as a Research and Impact Associate for the international NGO Global Partnerships, where she conducted site visits and impact analysis for microenterprise institutions and agricultural cooperatives throughout Latin America. Ana holds a B.A. in International Studies and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she has completed an LL.M. in Public International Law at Utrecht University.