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Human Rights @ Harvard Law

About

The Human Rights Program was founded in 1984 as a center for human rights scholarship. It later expanded to include an International Human Rights Clinic. Today, our faculty and staff include scholars and practitioners with decades of experience in the field. Seven members of our team teach at the Law School; an equal number supervise clinical projects each year. As part of the broader human rights community at Harvard, we work closely with other faculty, numerous graduate students, and research centers at the Law School and University. We are also fortunate to host a group of Visiting Fellows each year who enhance our community with their research and practice experience.

Faculty & Staff

Tyler Giannini

Tyler Giannini

Director, Human Rights Program
Clinical Director
Clinical Professor

Gerald L. Neuman

Gerald L. Neuman

Director, Human Rights Program
J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law

Susan Farbstein

Susan Farbstein

Clinical Director
Clinical Professor

Tyler Giannini specializes in Alien Tort Statute litigation, business and human rights, human rights and the environment, as well as Burma. He co-directs the Human Rights Program and its International Human Rights Clinic. He is also the co-founder of EarthRights International.
Gerald L. Neuman specializes in international human rights law, immigration and nationality law, and U.S. constitutional law. He co-directs the Human Rights Program and was a member of the UN Human Rights Committee from 2011-2014.
Susan Farbstein specializes in South Africa, transitional justice, Alien Tort Statute litigation, community lawyering, as well as economic, social, and cultural rights. She co-directs the International Human Rights Clinic.
Mindy Jane Roseman

Mindy Jane Roseman

Academic Director
Lecturer on Law

Bonnie Docherty

Bonnie Docherty

Senior Clinical Instructor
Lecturer on Law

Fernando Ribeiro Delgado

Fernando Ribeiro Delgado

Clinical Instructor
Lecturer on Law

Mindy Jane Roseman specializes in international health and human rights, particularly as they relate to gender, sexuality and reproduction. She directs the Academic Program of the Human Rights Program.
Bonnie Docherty specializes in arms and armed conflict, particularly cluster munitions and incendiary weapons. She is also a senior researcher in the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch.
Fernando Delgado specializes in criminal justice issues and the Inter-American human rights system. His work focuses primarily on prisons and police abuse in Brazil.
Deborah Alejandra Popowski

Deborah Alejandra Popowski

Clinical Instructor
Lecturer on Law

Anna Crowe

Anna Crowe

Clinical Advocacy Fellow

Maureen Corrigan

Maureen Corrigan

Financial Manager

Deborah Popowski specializes in counterterrorism and human rights, protest and assembly rights, and human rights in the United States.
Anna Crowe is a Clinical Advocacy Fellow at the Human Rights Program. Her focus is on civilian protection in armed conflict and the right to privacy.
Maureen Corrigan is the Financial Manager for the Human Rights Program. Prior to coming to Harvard, she served as the Director of Finance and Administration for Community Action Agency of Somerville.
Cara Solomon

Cara Solomon

Communications Manager

Katherine Talbot

Katherine Talbot

Program Associate

Gabriela Follett

Gabriela Follett

Program Assistant

Cara Solomon is the Communications Manager for the Human Rights Program. A former newspaper reporter, she is the founder of The Small Story, a website with reported stories about the lives of everyday people.
Katherine Talbot is the Program Associate for the International Human Rights Clinic. Prior to coming to Harvard Law School, she supported three faculty members at Harvard Business School as a Faculty Assistant.
Gabriela Follett is the Program Assistant for the Human Rights Program. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Vermont, where she studied Environmental Studies with a focus on Food Justice.
Henry J. Steiner

Henry J. Steiner

Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Emeritus

Henry Steiner founded the Human Rights Program in 1984 and served as its director until he became professor emeritus in 2005.

Visiting Fellows

Juan Pablo Calderon-Meza

Juan Pablo Calderon-Meza

Carmen Draghici

Carmen Draghici

Vanice Lírio do Valle

Vanice Lírio do Valle

Juan Pablo Calderon-Meza is a human rights attorney whose practice specializes in international human rights advocacy and litigation.
Carmen Draghici is Senior Lecturer, LLB Deputy Director and Admissions Tutor at City University London’s Law School. At Harvard, she will work on a book concerning the legitimacy of family rights proliferation in the Strasbourg Court’s case-law.
Vanice is a municipal tenured public lawyer, representing the Rio de Janeiro City Hall, with a large experience in human rights litigation, especially related with housing and environmental issues.
Ian Park

Ian Park

Silja Vöneky

Silja Vöneky

María Díaz Crego

María Díaz Crego

Commander Ian Park is a barrister and serving officer in the United Kingdom Royal Navy. At Harvard, his research will focus on the right to life in military operations.
Prof. Dr. Silja Vöneky is Co-Director of the Institute for Public Law and is a Professor of Public International Law, Comparative Law and Ethics of Law at the University of Freiburg
María Díaz Crego is currently Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Alcala (Spain). At Harvard, her research will focus on the impact of the Inter-American case law on the U.S. legal system.