The Human Rights Program produces a range of publications based on academic research and practice in the field of human rights. Faculty, staff, and fellows author a diverse assortment of reports, scholarly articles, books, legal briefs, policy papers, and other publications. Students are also integrally involved in many publications.

Most Recent

Brief of Amici Curiae Scholars of Habeas Corpus Law Supporting Petitioners (September 2019)

in Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr and Ovalles v. Barr

HRP Annual Report 2018-2019 (September 2019)

Reply Brief for Plaintiffs-Appellants (February 2019)

in Mamani v. Sanchez de Lozada and Sanchez Berzain

Brief for Defendants-Appellees (January 2019)

in Mamani, et al., v Sánchez de Lozada and Sánchez Berzain

Humanitarian Disarmament Brochure (August 2019)

Bonnie Docherty, Jillian Rafferty, and Wim Zwijnenburg; Armed Conflict & Civilian Protection Initiative

No Justice for Me: Femicide and Impunity in Bolivia (March 2019)

International Human Rights Clinic

No Hay Justicia Para Mi: Femicidio e Impunidad en Bolivia (March 2019)

International Human Rights Clinic

HRP Annual Report 2017-2018 (December 2018)

Myths and Realities About Incendiary Weapons (November 2018)

International Human Rights Clinic and Human Rights Watch

Brief for Plaintiffs-Appellants (October 2018)

in Mamani, et al., v Sánchez de Lozada and Sánchez Berzain; Counsel: Judith Chomsky, Beth Stevens, James E. Tysse, Steven H. Schulman, Lide E. More…

The Ambitions of Muslim Family Law Reform (October 2018)

Salma Waheedi, Kristen A. Stilt, and Swarthi Gandhavadi Griffin; in Harvard Journal of Law and Gender

Humanitarian Disarmament Conference Summary (October 2018)

Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection Initiative

Human Rights, Treaties, and International Legitimacy (October 2018)

Gerald L. Neuman; in Human Rights, Democracy, and Legitimacy in a World of Disorder

Political Legitimacy and Private Governance of Human Rights: Community-Business Social Contracts and Constitutional Moments (October 2018)

Tyler Giannini; in Human Rights, Democracy, and Legitimacy in a World of Disorder

Human Rights, Democracy, and Legitimacy in a World of Disorder (October 2018)

Edited by Gerald L. Neuman and Silja Voeneky

Human Rights, Democracy, and Legitimacy in a World of Disorder brings together respected scholars from diverse disciplines to examine a trio of key concepts that help to stabilize states and the international order. While used pervasively by philosophers, legal scholars, and politicians, the precise content of these concepts is disputed, and they face new challenges in the conditions of disorder brought by the twenty-first century. This volume will explore the interrelationships and possible tensions between human rights, democracy, and legitimacy, from the philosophical, legal, and political perspectives; as well as the role of these concepts in addressing particular problems such as economic inequality, catastrophic risks posed by new technologies, access to health care, regional governance, and responses to mass migration. Made up of essays arising from an interdisciplinary symposium convened at Harvard Law School in 2016, this volume will examine how these trusted concepts may bring order to the global community.

Supporting Kakuma’s Refugees: The Importance of Freedom of Movement (September 2018)

International Human Rights Clinic and Norwegian Refugee Council, Kenya

Supporting Kakuma’s Refugee Traders: The Importance of Business Documentation in an Informal Economy (September 2018)

International Human Rights Clinic and Norwegian Refugee Council, Kenya

Pollsmoor: Reducing Overcrowding in a South African Remand Detention Facility (August 2018)

Ariane Nevin and Emily Nagisa Keehn; in the Evidence for HIV Prevention in Southern Africa Case Study Series

Why We Need A Pre-Emptive Ban On ‘Killer Robots’ (August 2018)

Bonnie Docherty; in The Huffington Post

We’re Running Out of Time to Stop Killer Robot Weapons (April 2018)

Bonnie Docherty; in The Guardian

Victim Assistance Under the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (April 2018)

International Human Rights Clinic

Decriminalization and the UN Human Rights Bodies (March 2018)

Emily Nagisa Keehn

Amici Curiae Brief on Behalf of Scholars of Habeas Corpus Law to U.S. Court of Appeals (Sixth Circuit) (February 2018)

in Usama Jamil Hamama, et al., v. Thomas Homan, Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director, U.S. Immigration and More…

How Mass Incarceration Harms U.S. Health, In 5 Charts (January 2018)

Emily Nagisa Keehn; in The Conversation

An Overdue Review: Addressing Incendiary Weapons in the Contemporary Context (November 2017)

The International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Recognizing Nairobi’s Refugees (November 2017)

The International Human Rights Clinic, The Norwegian Refugee Council Kenya

Amici Curiae Brief on Behalf of Professors of Legal History (July 2017)

in Ramchandra Adhikari, et al. v. Kellogg Brown & Root, Incorporated, et al.; International Human Rights Clinic; Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Susan More…

Writ of Certiorari to U.S. Court of Appeals (Second Circuit) (June 2017)

in Joseph Jesner v. Arab Bank; Counsel: Sarah P. Alexander and Mary Inman, of Constantine Cannon LLP, and Tyler Giannini and Susan Farbstein of the More…

A prohibition on financing in the nuclear weapons ban treaty (March 2017)

International Human Rights Clinic, Article 36

Environmental remediation in the nuclear weapons ban treaty (March 2017)

The International Human Rights Clinic, Article 36

UN Investigation Can Help Move Myanmar Down the Path of Democracy (March 2017)

Yee Mon Htun and Tyler Giannini; in Irawaddy

Making the Case: The Dangers of Killer Robots and the Need for a Preemptive Ban (December 2016)

International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Time to Act Against Incendiary Weapons (December 2016)

International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Amici Curiae Brief on Behalf of Professors of Legal History (November 2016)

in Joseph Jesner v. Arab Bank; Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, Sarah P. Alexander, Tim McCormack

Securing Status: Syrian Refugees and the Documentation of Legal Status, Identity and Family Relationships in Jordan (November 2016)

International Human Rights Clinic, Norwegian Refugee Council Jordan

Justice Is Long Overdue for the Widows of South African Mineworkers (October 2016)

Emily Nagisa Keehn and Dean Peacock; in The Guardian

The Cost of Gold (October 2016)

International Human Rights Clinic

Losing Control: The Dangers of Killer Robots (June 2016)

Bonnie Docherty; in The Conversation

Plaintiffs’ Reply Brief in Petition for Certiorari (June 2016)

in In Re South African Apartheid Litigation. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, et al.

Killer Robots and the Concept of Meaningful Human Control

International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Hostile Intent and Civilian Protection: Lessons from Recent Conflicts (March 2016)

Bonnie Docherty; in Just Security

The Right to Privacy in Zimbabwe (March 2016)

The International Human Rights Clinic, the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, the Digital Society of Zimbabwe, and Privacy International

The Right to Privacy in Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic Of) (March 2016)

The International Human Rights Clinic, Acceso Libre, and Privacy International

Petition for Writ of Certiorari (February 2016)

in In Re South African Apartheid Litigation. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, et al.

“Righting Wrongs?: Barrick Gold’s Remedy Process for Sexual Violence in Papua New Guinea” (November 2015)

International Human Rights Clinic, Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic

Registering Rights (November 2015)

International Human Rights Clinic

Petition for Rehearing En Banc (August 2015)

in In re South African Apartheid Litigation; International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, et al.

Plaintiffs’ Reply Brief (June 2015)

in In Re South African Apartheid Litigation. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, et al.

Mind the Gap: Lack of Accountability for ‘Killer Robots’ (April 2015)

International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Reconsidering the Insular Cases: The Past and Future of the American Empire (March 2015)

Edited by Gerald L. Neuman, Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Over a century has passed since the United States Supreme Court decided a series of cases, known as the “Insular Cases,” that limited the applicability of constitutional rights in Puerto Rico and other overseas territories and allowed the United States to hold them indefinitely as subordinated possessions without the promise of representation or statehood. Essays in this volume, which originated in a Harvard Law School conference, reconsider the Insular Cases. Leading legal authorities examine the history and legacy of the cases, which are tinged with outdated notions of race and empire, and explore possible solutions for the dilemmas they created.

Brief of Appellees (March 2015)

in Mamani, et al. v. Sánchez de Lozada and Sánchez Berzaín. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, et al.

Appellants’ Opening Brief (January 2015)

in In Re South African Apartheid Litigation. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, et al.

Analysis of Provisions Relevant to Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Zimbabwe’s 2013 Constitution (December 2014)

International Human Rights Clinic; Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights

Dismantling the Legal Architecture of Impunity: A Necessary Step Towards Torture Accountability in the United States (December 2014)

Advocates for U.S. Torture Prosecutions; International Human Rights Clinic, Dr. Trudy Bond, Prof. Benjamin Davis, Dr. Curtis F.J. Doebbler

Legal Memorandum: War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Eastern Myanmar (November 2014)

The International Human Rights Clinic

Incendiary Weapons: Recent Use and Growing Opposition (November 2014)

International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture on the Review of the Periodic Report of the United States of America (September 2014)

Advocates for U.S. Torture Prosecutions; International Human Rights Clinic, Dr. Trudy Bond, Prof. Benjamin Davis, Dr. Curtis F.J. Doebbler

Bi-Level Remedies for Human Rights Violations (Summer 2014)

Gerald L. Neuman; in Harvard International Law Journal

The Human Rights Implications of ‘Killer Robots’ (June 2014)

Bonnie Docherty; Jurist

Climate Change Migration & Social Innovation (May 2014)

Bonnie Docherty; Harvard College Review of Environment and Society

Shaking the Foundation: The Human Rights Implications of Killer Robots (May 2014)

International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Taking on “Killer Robots” (May 2014)

Bonnie Docherty; Just Security

The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward (May 2014)

Edited by (former HRP Visiting Fellow) David Marshall; the Human Rights Program Series

Promoting the rule of law at the national and international levels is at the heart of the United Nations’ mission and is a principle embedded throughout the Charter of the United Nations and most constitutions of nation-states. The International Rule of Law Movement critically evaluates rule of law initiatives from a contemporary global perspective. It seeks to fill the gap in knowledge among actors and to explain what has and has not been effective and why. It also proposes better models for promoting justice and the rule of law in fragile states.

Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (December 2013)

in Mamani, et al. v. Sánchez de Lozada and Sánchez Berzaín. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, et al.

Ending Civilian Suffering: The Purpose, Provisions, and Promise of Humanitarian Disarmament Law (2013)

Bonnie Docherty; Austrian Review of International and European Law

Amici Curiae Brief on Behalf of Professors of Legal History (November 2013)

in Al Shimari v. CACI Premier Technology, Inc. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Poppy Alexander, et al.

Health Professional Accountability for Acts of Torture Through State Licensing and Discipline (November 2013)

Deborah Popowski, Kate Nicholson, Shuenn (Patrick) Ho, and Pooja Nair; chapter in "Ethics Abandoned: Medical Professionalism and Detainee Abuse in the More…

Fully Autonomous Weapons: Questions and Answers (October 2013)

International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Assistance Overdue: Ongoing Needs of Civilian Victims of Nepal’s Armed Conflict (September 2013)

International Human Rights Clinic. Lead author: Bonnie Docherty

Seven years after the end of Nepal’s armed conflict, civilian victims are still struggling in the absence of effective help from the government. This report by the International Human Rights Clinic, in partnership with the advocacy group Center for Civilians in Conflict, documents Nepali victims’ calls for financial and in-kind assistance as well as justice and truth after a decade-long conflict between government and Maoist forces. The report also evaluates the Nepali government’s current programs and proposals in light of victims’ needs and expectations.

Appellees’ Petition for Panel Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc (September 2013)

in In Re South African Apartheid Litigation. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, et al.

No Nos Toman En Cuenta (September 2013)

Cristian Sanhueza, Daniel Saver, James Cavallaro, Jorge Contesse, Cesar Rodriguez G.

Nearly five years after ratifying the International Labor Organization Convention 169 (“ILO 169”), Chile continues to violate indigenous peoples’ right to free, prior, and informed consultation, according to this book by human rights experts in the Consorcio Norte-Sur. The Consorcio is a partnership between Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, the Universidad Diego Portales (Chile), and the Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia).

Amended Complaint (June 2013)

in Mamani, et al. v. Sánchez de Lozada and Sánchez Berzaín. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Susan Farbstein, Tyler Giannini, et al.

Review of the 2012 US Policy on Autonomy in Weapons Systems (April 2013)

International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Indigenous (In)Justice: Human Rights Law and Bedouin Arabs in the Naqab/Negev (January 2013)

Ahmad Amara, Ismael Abu-Saad, and Oren Yiftachel, eds.; Human Rights Program Practice Series, International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School, More…

The indigenous Bedouin Arab population in the Naqab/Negev desert in Israel has experienced a history of displacement, intense political conflict, and cultural disruption, along with recent rapid modernization, forced urbanization, and migration. This volume of essays highlights international, national, and comparative law perspectives and explores the legal and human rights dimensions of land, planning, and housing issues, as well as the economic, social, and cultural rights of indigenous peoples. Within this context, the essays examine the various dimensions of the “negotiations” between the Bedouin Arab population and the State of Israel. Leading international scholars and professionals, including the current United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, are among the contributors to this volume.

Government Positions on Protocol III on Incendiary Weapons (November 2012)

International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

The Paradox of Accountability in Brazil (November 2012)

Fernando Delgado and Jim Cavallaro; chapter in "After Oppression: Transitional Justice in Latin America and Eastern Europe"; UN Press

Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots (November 2012)

Joint publication: Human Rights Watch, International Human Rights Clinic

This 50-page report outlines concerns about fully autonomous weapons, sometimes called “Killer Robots,” which would be able to choose and fire on targets without human intervention. These weapons would inherently lack the human qualities that provide legal and non-legal checks on the killing of civilians. In addition, the obstacles to holding anyone accountable for harm caused by the weapons would weaken the law’s power to deter future violations.

The Trouble with Killer Robots (November 2012)

Bonnie Docherty; Foreign Policy

Explosive Situation: Qaddafi’s Abandoned Weapons and the Threat to Libya’s Civilians (October 2012)

Joint publication: International Human Rights Clinic, Center for Civilians in Conflict, and The Center for American Progress

This report documents the risks posed to civilians from the extensive stockpiling and spread of the former dictator’s munitions following the 2011 armed conflict. Based on in-country investigations, the report calls on Libya to immediately secure or destroy unstable stockpiles of weapons, and with international support, set out to clear munitions, educate the population about risks, and assist victims.

Online Kiobel Symposium: The Alien Tort Statute and the Importance of Historical Evidence (July 2012)

Susan Farbstein and Tyler Giannini; SCOTUSblog

At The Hospital There Are No Human Rights (July 2012)

Joint publication: International Human Rights Clinic, the Namibian Women’s Health Network, and Northeastern School of Law

This report, released at the 2012 International AIDS Conference, examines discrimination and neglect that women living with HIV are subjected to in Namibia’s public health care system. In the report, based on interviews conducted in Namibia in 2010, women describe being unable to give their informed consent (or make an informed refusal) to medical treatment either because information was withheld, or categorically denied to them. Area of Focus: Sexual and Reproductive Rights

White Phosphorous: The New Napalm? (June 2012)

Bonnie Docherty and Steve Goose; Salon

Amicus Curiae Brief on Behalf of Professors of Legal History (June 2012)

in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Susan Farbstein and Tyler Giannini

Human Rights and Climate Change Adaptation at the International Level (June 2012)

Tyler Giannini and Bonnie Docherty; Yale Journal of Law, online symposium

Incendiary Weapons: Government Positions and Practices (April 2012)

Joint publication: International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Reflections on a Partnership: Advancing Assistance for Civilian Victims of War (February 2012)

Bonnie Docherty; Human Rights Program blog

Supreme Court Hears Major Corporate Human Rights Case (February 2012)

Susan Farbstein and Tyler Giannini; American Constitution Society blog

Liability for Harms (February 2012)

Susan Farbstein and Tyler Giannini; The New York Times, Room for Debate: Corporate Rights and Human Rights

No Corporate Exemption: Supreme Court to Hear Major Corporate Human Rights Case (February 2012)

Tyler Giannini and Susan Farbstein; JusticeWatch Blog

Legal Foundations for Making Amends to Civilians Harmed by Armed Conflict (February 2012)

International Human Rights Clinic. Lead authors: Andrew Childers, Anna Lamut, and Bonnie Docherty

Amicus Curiae Brief on Behalf of Legal History (December 2011)

in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Susan Farbstein and Tyler Giannini

The Alien Tort Statute and Corporate Liability (November 2011)

Susan Farbstein and Tyler Giannini; Debate, 160 U. Pa. L. Rev. PENNumbra 99

Use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas (November 2011)

Joint publication: International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

From Good to Bad: The Threat Posed to International Law by the Draft CCW Protocol on Cluster Munitions ( November 2011)

Joint publication: International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Viewing Mining’s Effects on First Nations through the Lens of Aboriginal Rights (October 2011)

Bonnie Docherty; West Coast Environmental Law

Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health? (September 2011)

Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds.; Human Rights Program Series, Harvard Law School, distributed by Harvard University Press

The last fifteen years have seen a tremendous growth in litigation focused on right-to-health issues, such as access to health services and essential medications. What drives this phenomenon and what is its impact? Litigating Health Rights is the first comprehensive study to examine whether this trend towards judicialization is positive or negative for the advancement of the right to health and whether it can bring more justice to health care. Featuring case studies from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, and South Africa, as well as chapters that address cross-cutting themes, this book assesses the systemic impact of health rights litigation and offers as look at who its real winners and losers are.

Petition of Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit (September 2011)

in Mamani, et al. v. Sánchez de Lozada and Sánchez Berzaín. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Susan Farbstein, Tyler Giannini, et al.

Relators’ Reply Memorandum on Request for Oral Hearing on Respondent’s Motion to Dismiss and Motion to Stay Discovery (September 2011)

International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Deborah Popowski, Terry J. Lodge and Tyler Giannini

Motion of Relators to Request Oral Hearing on Respondent’s Motion to Dismiss and Motion to Stay Discovery (August 2011)

International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Deborah Popowski, Terry J. Lodge and Tyler R. Giannini

Strengthening the Humanitarian Protections of Protocol III on Incendiary Weapons (August 2011)

Joint publication: International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Cluster Bombs Bill is a Law Full of Loopholes (August 2011)

Bonnie Docherty; The National Times

Memorandum Contra of Petitioners to Respondent’s Motion to Dismiss (July 2011)

International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Deborah Popowski, Terry J. Lodge and Tyler Giannini

Reply Memorandum on the Ohio Psychology Board’s Motion to Stay Discovery (August 2011)

International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Deborah Popowski, Terry J. Lodge and Tyler Giannini

Normalizing Sex and its Discontents: Establishing Sexual Rights in International Law (July 2011)

Mindy Roseman and Alice M. Miller; Harvard Journal of Law & Gender

Reproductive Health and Human Rights: The Way Forward (June 2011)

Laura Reichenbach and Mindy Roseman, eds.; University of Pennsylvania Press

This book critically reflects on the past fifteen years of international efforts aimed at improving health, alleviating poverty, diminishing gender inequality, and promoting human rights. The volume includes essays by leading scholars and practitioners that are centered on the 1994 United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and its resulting Programme of Action. ICPD, an agreement among 179 governments, UN agencies, and NGOs, was intended to shape population and development policy—reinterpreted and redefined as “reproductive health.” More than a decade after the enthusiasm that accompanied ICPD, there is growing concern about its effectiveness in the context of global health and development. Reproductive Health and Human Rights addresses that concern.

Sexual and Reproductive Rights at the United Nations: Frustration or Fulfillment? (June 2011)

Mindy Roseman and Alice M. Miller; Reproductive Health Matters

Improving the Protection of Civilians in Situations of Armed Conflict (May 2011)

Bonnie Docherty; Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Working Paper

Relators Memorandum of Law in Support of the Verified Complaint (April 2011)

International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Deborah Popowski, Terry J. Lodge and Tyler Giannini

Verified Complaint for Writ of Mendamus (April 2011)

International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Deborah Popowski, Terry J. Lodge and Tyler Giannini

São Paulo sob Achaque: Corrupção Crime Organizado e Violência Institutional em Maio de 2006 (May 2011)

Joint publication: International Human Rights Clinic, Justiςa Global

In May 2006, a series of coordinated uprisings in 74 detention centers and attacks on police stations and public buildings left 43 state officials and hundreds of civilians dead and brought South America’s largest city and financial capital to a standstill. Five years later, the Clinic and Justiςa Global released this book-length, Portuguese-language report, São Paulo sob Achaque: Corrupção Crime Organizado e Violência Institutional em Maio de 2006, which seeks to answer several questions essential to public security in Brazil: What led to the attacks? Why were state authorities unable or unwilling to prevent them? Why and how did the police lash out violently in revenge killings? Why have the crimes committed by the state not been investigated, and in many cases, apparently covered up?

The Human Suffering Caused by Incendiary Munitions (March 2011)

International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

The Human Suffering Caused by Incendiary Munitions Human Rights Watch, International Human (March 2011)

Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School. Lead author: Bonnie Docherty

Did Kiobel Get Nuremberg Wrong? (December 2010)

Susan Farbstein; The CockleBur blog

Plaintiffs Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (December 2010)

in Mamani, et al. v. Sánchez de Lozada and Sánchez Berzaín. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Susan Farbstein, Tyler Giannini, et al.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Release: Not A ‘Mandela Moment’ (November 2010)

Susan Farbstein; The CockleBur Blog

Meeting the Challenge: Protecting Civilians Through the Convention on Cluster Munitions (November 2010)

Human Rights Watch. Lead author: Bonnie Docherty

This book draws on Docherty’s many field investigations to document the burdens cluster munitions impose on civilians, and on her firsthand experience as senior researcher in the arms division of HRW, and an active participant in developing the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions. It represents the culmination of a decade of research by Human Rights Watch. Meeting the Challenge details the humanitarian toll of cluster munitions, analyzes the international process that resulted in the treaty successfully banning them, and presents the steps that nations that have signed the convention should take to fulfill its promise.

Convention on Cluster Munitions: Q & A on Interoperability and the Prohibition on Assistance (November 2010)

Joint publication: International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

The Need to Re-Visit Protocol III on Incendiary Weapons (November 2010)

Joint publication: International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Bearing the Burden: The Effects of Mining on the Rights of First Nations in British Columbia. (October 2010)

International Human Rights Clinic. Lead authors: Bonnie Docherty, Susannah Knox, Lauren Pappone, and Anne Siders

This book-length report offers a unique look at British Columbia’s mining regime—on paper and in practice—through a human rights lens. Both international and domestic laws entitle First Nations to special protections related to their traditional territory, including the right to participate in decision-making about the future of their land and natural resources, and the right to use the land, which is inextricably linked to their culture, spiritual life, and livelihoods. Bearing The Burden analyzes existing mining laws and highlights the troubling situation of Takla Lake First Nation, whose mineral-rich territories have been repeatedly opened to mining without adequate consultation by government and Industry.

Articles 2, 6, 7 and 8 of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (2010)

Bonnie Docherty; chapters in "Convention on Cluster Munitions: A Commentary"; Oxford University Press

Professional Misconduct Complaint to the Ohio Psychology Board (July 2010)

International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Deborah Popowski, Terry J. Lodge and Tyler Giannini

Fulfilling the Ban: Guidelines for Effective National Legislation to Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions (June 2010)

Joint publication: International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Watch

Amicus Curiae Brief on Behalf of International Law Scholars (April 2010)

in Presbyterian Church of Sudan v. Talisman Energy, Inc. International Human Rights Clinic. Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, et al.

Children and Transitional Justice: Truth-Telling, Accountability and Reconciliation (March 2010)

Sharanjeet Parmar, Mindy Jane Roseman, Saudamini Siegrest, and Theo Sowa, eds.; Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School and Unicef, distributed by More…

Children are increasingly a focus of international and national courts and truth commissions.  This book includes analysis of the recent involvement of children in transitional justice processes in Liberia, Peru, Sierra Leone, and South Africa. It also explores key areas of current debates among legal scholars and child rights advocates, such as international criminal responsibility, traditional and restorative justice, reparations, psychosocial support for child witnesses, and links between education and reconciliation.

Amicus Curiae Brief on Behalf of Torture Survivors (January 2010)

in Samantar v. Yousuf. International Human Rights Clinic Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, et al.

No Place to Hide: Gang, State and Clandestine Violence in El Salvador (2010)

Laura Pedraza Fariña, Spring Miller, and James Cavallaro; Human Rights Program Practice Series, International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law More…

Seventeen years after the civil war in El Salvador came to an end, violence and insecurity continue to shape the daily lives of many Salvadorans. This book examines the phenomenon of youth gangs, as well as related police abuse, clandestine violence, and their collective impact on the rule of law. Beginning with an evaluation of the historical legacy of violence in El Salvador and the limitations of postwar efforts to construct functioning democratic and judicial institutions, No Place to Hide analyzes the dynamic evolution of violent street gangs and the Salvadoran state’s responses to gang-related and other forms of violence. The book’s findings are based on primary research conducted in El Salvador between 2006 and 2008.

When Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib Come Home (October 2009)

Bill Quigley and Deborah Popowski; Counterpunch

Confronting a Rising Tide: A Proposal for a Convention on Climate Change Refugees (2009)

Bonnie Docherty and Tyler Giannini; 33 Harvard Environmental Law Review 349

Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in Zimbabwe: Options for Constitutional Protection (August 2009)

Joint publication: International Human Rights Clinic, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, the National Constitutional Assembly

In this report, Zimbabawe Lawyers for Human Rights, the National Constitutional Assembly and the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School call for the new Zimbabwean Constitution to include a fully justiciable Bill of Rights with provisions protecting the rights to work, food, housing, adequate standards of health, education, and culture. The report draws on calls from civil society and the Zimbabwean public to incorporate economic, social and cultural rights into the new constitution, noting that enshrining such rights will promote a culture of accountability and responsive governance, and demonstrate Zimbabwe’s commitment to take the expressed aspirations and concerns of its citizens seriously.

Digging in the Dirt: Child Miners in Sierra Leone’s Diamond Industry (2009)

International Human Rights Clinic

This report describes how the Government of Sierra Leone’s failure to address the widespread use of child miners violates its obligations under domestic and international law to protect and promote the rights of children, in particular the rights to health, education and welfare. Specifically, these legal frameworks prohibit children under 18 years of age from performing hazardous mining work that interferes with their education or that is harmful to their health.

Make No Exceptions to Ban on Cluster Munitions (June 2009)

Bonnie Docherty; The Great Debate UK

Good Faith Negotiations Leading to Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons: Request for an Advisory Opinion from the International Court of Justice (May 2009)

Joint publication: International Human Rights Clinic, International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Weapons

Crimes in Burma (May 2009)

International Human Rights Clinic. Lead authors: Tyler Giannini, Julianne Kerr Stevenson, María Alejandra Cárdenas Ceron, and Anna Lamut

This major report was commissioned by five top jurists: Judge Richard Goldstone (South Africa), Judge Patricia Wald (United States), Judge Pedro Nikken (Venezuela), Judge Ganzorig Gombosuren (Mongolia), and Sir Geoffrey Nice (United Kingdom). The report called on the UN Security Council to create a Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes against humanity and war crimes in the country. Following elections in Burma, the Clinic continues to work with civil society organizations to advocate for accountability in the country and an end to human rights violations, especially in ethnic minority areas.

Interrogations, Forced Feedings, and the Role of Health Professionals: New Perspectives on International Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Ethics (May 2009)

Mindy Jane Roseman and Ryan Goodman, eds.; Human Rights Program Practice Series, distributed by Harvard University Press.

The involvement of health professionals in human rights and humanitarian law violations has again become a live issue as a consequence of the U.S. prosecution of conflicts with al Qaeda, the Taliban, and Iraq. Health professionals-including MDs trained in psychiatry and PhDs trained in behavioral psychology-have reportedly advised and assisted in coercive interrogation. Health professionals have also been involved in forced feedings. Such practices would not be unique to the United States nor the most extreme forms of abuse in the world. The direct involvement of medical professionals in torture, covering up extrajudicial killings, and other extreme conduct is a phenomenon common to many societies and periods of national crisis. In this volume, a wide range of prominent practitioners and scholars explore these issues. Their insights provide significant potential for reforming institutions to assist health professionals maintain their legal and ethical obligations in times of national crisis.

A Dying Practice: Use of Cluster Munitions by Russia and Georgia in August 2008 (April 2009)

Human Rights Watch. Lead author: Bonnie Docherty

The Extraterritorial Constitution after Boumediene v. Bush (2009)

Gerald L. Neuman; Southern California Law Review

Prosecuting Apartheid-Era Crimes? A South African Dialogue on Justice (2009)

Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, Samantha Bent, and Miles Jackson; Human Rights Program Practice Series, International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard More…

In December 2005, South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) promulgated a controversial policy on the prosecution of apartheid-era crimes, sparking renewed debate about such prosecutions and their role in the transition to democracy since 1994. This book presents a diverse collection of perspectives on prosecutions in South Africa, including a foreword by playwright and actor John Kani. Other reflections from former Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) commissioners, survivors of apartheid, civil society members, and government officials outline the serious questions facing South Africa as it deals with prosecutions today. The book highlights the important themes related to any post-conflict prosecution scheme including rule-of-law concerns, questions of evenhandedness and moral relativism, competing priorities and resource allocation, the limits of a court-centered approach to justice, and the potential transformative power of prosecutions.

An Environmental Right for Future Generations: Model State Constitutional Provisions and Model Statute (November 2008)

International Human Rights Clinic, Science and Environmental Health Network

Ntsebeza Amended and Consolidated Complaint (October 2008)

in In Re South African Apartheid Litigation. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, et al.

Models for Protecting the Environment for Future Generations (October 2008)

International Human Rights Clinic, Science and Environmental Health Network

Plaintiffs Surreply on Motion to Dismiss (August 2008)

in Mamani, et al. v. Sánchez de Lozada and Sánchez Berzaín. International Human Rights Clinic. Counsel: Tyler Giannini, Susan Farbstein, et al.

The Role of Courts in Defining Health Policy: The Case of the Colombian Constitutional Court (May 2008)

Alicia Ely Yamin and Oscar Parra Vera

Corporate Human Rights Norms and the Clog of Limited Liability Within Corporate Groups: Towards an International Convention (May 2008)

Joseph Kiarie Mwaura

Security in Paraguay: Analysis and Responses in Comparative Perspective (April 2008)

James Cavallaro, Jacob Kopas, Yukyan Lam, Timothy Mayhle, and Soledad Villagra de Biedermann; Human Rights Program Practice Series, International More…

The perception of rising insecurity has plagued Paraguay over the past decade as the country has continued its transition from authoritarian to democratic rule. At the same time, reforms of the penal code and the code of criminal procedure have been implemented, leading many to attribute the rising sense of insecurity to the new, rights-based approach to criminal justice. This book assesses the disparity between the sensation of insecurity and actual levels of urban crime and further analyzes the impact of political actors and the media in heightening public fear of crime. Drawing on comparative case studies and the latest research on criminal justice policy in Latin America, the book situates Paraguay’s experience in a broader regional context and offers recommendations to guide future policymaking.

Import, Export, and Regional Consent in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2008)

Gerald L. Neuman; European Journal of International Law

User State Responsibility for Cluster Munitions Clearance (February 2008)

Human Rights Watch, International Human Rights Clinic

Siri Gloppen, Courts and the Poor in Malawi: Economic Marginalization, Vulnerability, and the Law (May 2007)

Siri Gloppen and Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo

Human Rights as a Qualifier and a Catalyst for Korea’s Democracy (May 2007)

Hyo-Je Cho

Transnational Debates on Human Rights in the Muslim world: Politics, Economy, and Society (May 2007)

Anthony Chase

All that Glitters: Gold Mining in Guyana (March 2007)

International Human Rights Clinic. Lead author: Bonnie Docherty

Discretionary Deportation (2006)

Gerald L. Neuman; Georgetown Immigration Law Journal

“We Are Now Hoping for Death”: Grave Human Rights Abuses in Gambella, Ethiopia (December 2006)

International Human Rights Clinic. Lead author: Bonnie Docherty

Bordering on Failure: The U.S. – Canada Safe Third Country Agreement Fifteen Months After Implementation (March 2006)

Harvard Law School Advocates for Human RIghts, the International Human Rights Clinic, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

Mobilizing Against the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (November 2006)

Stephanie Brewer, James Cavallaro, Fernando Delgado, Yukyan Lam, Martha Minow, and Deborah Popowski; Harvard Law and Policy Review online

Down River: The Consequences of Vietnam’s Se San River Dams on Life in Cambodia and Their Meaning in International Law (December 2005)

Tyler Giannini, Eric Rutkow, and Cori Crider. The Se San Protection Network (SPN) and a team of interpreters provided invaluable help during the field More…

Case Study: The Commission for Gender Equality, South Africa: Promotion and Protection of Gender Equality – Are Separate Structures Necessary? (May 2005)

Rashida Manjoo; 14 Griffith LR

Proceedings of the 20th Anniversary of the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program (2006)

Human Rights Program, Interdisciplinary Panel Discussions held in 2004 at Harvard Law School

Human Rights and Constitutional Rights: Harmony and Dissonance (2003)

Gerald L. Neuman; Stanford Law Review

Ethnic Conflict, Minority Protection and Conflict Resolution: Human Rights Perspectives (2004)

Human Rights Program and International Centre for Ethnic Studies (Sri Lanka), Interdisciplinary Roundtable held in 2001 in Bellagio, Italy

From the Gate to Here, There are No Human Rights (March 2008)

The International Human Rights Clinic

Religion and State (2004)

Human Rights Program, Interdisciplinary Roundtable held in 1999 in Vouliagmeni, Greece

The Role of the University in the Human Rights Movement (2004)

Human Rights Program, Interdisciplinary Roundtable held in 1999 at Harvard Law School

Habeas Corpus, Executive Detention, and Alien Removal (1998)

Gerald L. Neuman; Columbia Law Review

International Aspects of the Arab Human Rights Movement (2000)

Human Rights Program and the Center for the Study of Developing Countries at Cairo University, Interdisciplinary Roundtable held in 1998 in Cairo, More…

Business and Human Rights (1999)

Human Rights Program and Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Interdisciplinary Roundtable held in 1997 at Harvard Law School

Human Rights at Harvard (1999)

University Committee on Human Rights and Human Rights Program, Interdisciplinary Panel Discussions held in 1997 at Harvard University

Truth Commissions (1997)

Human Rights Program and World Peace Foundation, Interdisciplinary Roundtable held in 1996 at Harvard Law School

Strangers to the Constitution: Immigrants, Borders, and Fundamental Law (1996)

Gerald L. Neuman; Princeton University Press

Human Rights at Harvard (1995)

University Committee on Human Rights and Human Rights Program, Interdisciplinary Panel and Discussions held in 1995 at Harvard University

Economic and Social Rights and the Right to Health (1995)

Human Rights Program and the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Interdisciplinary Roundtable held in 1993 at Harvard Law More…

Diverse Partners: Non-Governmental Organizations in the Human Rights Movement (1991)

Human Rights Program and Human Rights Internet, Interdisciplinary Discussion held in 1989 in Crete, Greece