James Logan

Director
The Fund for Global Human Rights

James Logan is director of the European Office at The Fund for Global Human Rights. He has a range of experience promoting human rights—as an activist, a researcher, and as a grant maker. He is passionately committed to empowering and supporting activists and human rights organizations and was previously the associate director at the Human Rights Initiative of Open Society Foundations where he was responsible for developing grant-making practice, strategy, and learning. Prior to that he was part of Oak Foundation’s International Human Rights Program, where he supported organizations working to investigate and achieve justice for human rights violations around the world as well as managing portfolios related to new technologies and communications.

He has worked with the Panic Button, a technology-based initiative for human rights defenders and started his career as a country specialist at Amnesty International, investigating and campaigning against abuses in Turkey. He serves or has served as an advisor to Benetech’s Human Rights Program, the Human Rights Funders Network, and the Thomas Paine Initiative. James is a Turkish-speaker and has a first degree in Turkish and Arabic from Oxford University and an LLM with Distinction in Public International Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies.