Close

Contact Us

loading

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

Matt Bugher

Matt Bugher

Clinical Advocacy Fellow

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.
Matt Bugher specializes in human rights issues in Myanmar, in particular with the civilian impact of armed conflict in the country.
Amelia Evans

Amelia Evans

Clinical Supervisor

Maureen Corrigan

Maureen Corrigan

Financial Manager

Anna F. S. Russell

Anna F. S. Russell

Clinical Supervisor

Amelia Evans specializes in business and human rights and is the founder of the Institute for Multi-Stakeholder Initiative Integrity.
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.
Anna F. S. Russell is a public international lawyer who specializes in international human rights.
Kaitlyn Hennigan

Kaitlyn Hennigan

Program Coordinator

Yennifer Pedraza

Yennifer Pedraza

Program Assistant

Cara Solomon

Cara Solomon

Communications Coordinator

Kaitlyn Hennigan is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Journalism and spent two semesters in Chile and Costa Rica studying Spanish.
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

Paola Bergallo

Paola Bergallo

Atsushi Kondo

Atsushi Kondo

Errol Mendes

Errol Mendes

Paola Bergallo is a law professor at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her research will focus on the role of gender in the new Latin American constitutions and the role of courts in their enforcement.
Atsushi Kondo is a Professor of Constitutional Law at Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan. His research will focus on comparing migrants' rights and anti-discrimination law.
Errol Mendes is a Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa in Canada. He specializes in constitutional law, international law and human rights law and policy.
Paul O'Connell

Paul O'Connell

Daniel Rietiker

Daniel Rietiker

Mark Muller

Mark Muller

Paul O’Connell is a Reader in Law at SOAS, University of London. His research will focus on the relationship between globalization and human rights.
Daniel Rietiker is a lecturer in public international law at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. His research will focus on the relationship and interactions between human rights and arms control.
Mark Muller is a senior barrister at Doughty Street Chambers specializing in public international law, human rights law, terrorism, proscription, and criminal defense work.
Jure Vidmar

Jure Vidmar

Anna F. S. Russell

Anna F. S. Russell

Jure Vidmar holds a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, where he is Research Fellow of St John’s College. His research will focus on abusive governments in international law.
Anna F. S. Russell is a former fellow and lecturer in international law at the University of Oxford. Her current research projects include an edited book on the human right to water and an edited book on human rights and the environment.