Andrew Hudson

Executive Director,
Crisis Action

Andrew Hudson is an international human rights lawyer with 20 years of varied UN and international advocacy experience. He has held many positions at Crisis Action since joining in 2010, including New York director and deputy executive director. He provides world-class leadership to a global team and has spearheaded some of the organization’s signature advocacy successes, as well as leading critical aspects of the internationalization of Crisis Action.

Prior to Crisis Action, Hudson worked for four years at Human Rights First, formerly known as Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, in New York. While there, he coordinated UN advocacy, managed the Human Rights Defenders program and led work focused in Latin America.

Previously, Hudson was a lawyer in Australia representing indigent clients and refugees, and spearheading major law reform projects. He has worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Ecuador, the UN Regional Commission in Thailand, the Australian delegation to the UN General Assembly and the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Executions.

Hudson holds honors degrees in politics and law from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Laws from New York University School of Law. He is a John Monash Scholar.