Gabrielle Apollon
Haiti Project Deputy Director; Supervising Attorney, Global Justice Clinic
Wilf Hall Room 516
Biography

Gabrielle Apollon co-supervises the Global Justice Clinic’s project on Human Rights in Haiti’s Emerging Mining Sector and certain components* of the Clinic’s project on Torture, Rendition, and Detention. Gabrielle previously served as Managing Attorney at The Door: A Center for Alternatives, where she represented young people in immigration and family law matters. While at The Door, Gabrielle expanded services for Francophone immigrants and became a New York Community Trust Leadership Fellow. A 2015 graduate of NYU School of Law, Gabrielle was an AnBryce Scholar and served as a student advocate in the Global Justice and Children’s Rights Clinics. As a student, Gabrielle earned a Ford Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship to work with Conectas in Brazil for a summer, documenting human rights violations of Haitian migrants en route to Brazil.

Prior to law school, Gabrielle worked at the United Nations Office of the Special Envoy to Haiti as a research specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, where she was awarded the J.W. Saxe Memorial Award for Public Service and Harry J. Carman Fellowship. While studying political science and international development, Gabrielle interned with the Council on Foreign Relations and Haiti’s presidential commission, Groupe de Travail sur l’Education et la Formation (GTEF). Gabrielle speaks French and Haitian Creole. She serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of St. Hope Leadership Academy.

*With respect to ongoing litigation, Gabrielle co-supervises Clinic students on cases before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. She is not involved in any proceedings, advocacy, or client representation before the International Criminal Court.

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