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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
Assistant 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 is currently a member of the UN Human Rights Committee.
Susan Farbstein specializes in Alien Tort Statute litigation, transitional justice, and Southern Africa. She has worked on transitional justice issues in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Burma, and Thailand. 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

Meera Shah

Meera Shah

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.
Meera Shah specializes in the intersection of human rights and humanitarian law, with a regional focus on the Middle East.
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.
Yennifer Pedraza

Yennifer Pedraza

Program Assistant

Cara Solomon

Cara Solomon

Communications Coordinator

Yennifer Pedraza is a graduate of Northeastern University, where she studied International Affairs and Law & Public Policy.
Cara Solomon is the Communications Coordinator 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.
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

Teng Biao

Teng Biao

Mark Gould

Mark Gould

Machiko Kanetake

Machiko Kanetake

Teng Biao is a Lecturer at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. At Harvard, his research will focus on the Rights Defense Movement in China.
Mark Gould is a Professor of Sociology at Haverford College. At Harvard, his writing will focus on relationships between Islam, Christianity and Judaism and the divergent consequences these relationships have had for the emergence of democracy and human rights.
Machiko Kanetake is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam. At Harvard, Machiko will focus her research on UN human rights treaty-monitoring bodies and their interactions with the national legal order.
Su-ming Khoo

Su-ming Khoo

Nina H. B. Jørgensen

Nina H. B. Jørgensen

Benjamin Zawacki

Benjamin Zawacki

Su-ming Khoo is a Lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology and Vice-Dean (Internationalization) for the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. At Harvard, her research will focus on the theme of health and human rights solidarities.
Nina H. B. Jørgensen is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. At Harvard, her research will focus on child soldiers in Asia and procedural efficiency in international criminal justice.
Benjamin Zawacki is a Bangkok-based human rights researcher and advocate. At Harvard, he will complete a book on Thailand’s changing bilateral relationships with the United States and China, and on how they intersect with US-China relations.
Matthew Bugher

Matthew Bugher

Matthew Bugher is the Global Justice Fellow at the Human Rights Program. He specializes in human rights issues in Myanmar, in particular with the civilian impact of armed conflict in the country.