Through its Visiting Fellows Program, the HRP has sought to give individuals with a demonstrated commitment to human rights an opportunity to engage with the human rights community at Harvard Law School (HLS). Each year, the Visiting Fellows Program forms a critical part of creating a human rights community at HLS.
Visiting Fellows may come from a range of backgrounds and with varying academic and professional experiences in the field of human rights. Visiting Fellows commonly come from academic institutions, but a number of fellows have also come from the judiciary and other branches of government. Typically, fellows have come from outside the United States and are individuals with extensive experience. Mid-career applicants are also common, and on occasion, fellows have included more junior individuals in the field with the capacity and interest to develop as teachers or advocates.
The Eleanor Roosevelt Fellowship fund supports fellows from the Global South, while the Neelan Tiruchelvam Memorial Fellowship supports fellows from Sri Lanka. You can find our current Visiting Fellows on our People page. An overview of past Visiting Fellows is available on this list.