making the human rights project resonate in the 21st century.

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law envisions a world where every person has the freedom to live authentically without fear or want, enjoys the protection of law and justice, and thrives on a livable planet for present and future generations of humans and nonhumans alike.

As we look toward the future – and the shifting landscape for human rights practice prompted by new and accelerating challenges like climate change, disruptive technologies, deepening inequalities, and the rise of authoritarianism – the Center is focused on making the human rights project resonate in the 21st century. In service of this aim, the Center provides exceptional human rights education, produces cutting-edge research, and pursues engaged thought leadership across a variety of topics central to the continued efficacy of the human rights project. To fortify the collective capacity of the field, the Center also invests in new leadership, cultivates communities of practice and innovation, and fosters creative and strategic action not only for the NYU community but also for human rights practitioners and scholars around the world.

training the next generation of human rights advocates.

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Leadership

Center Chair & Faculty Director
César Rodríguez-Garavito
Faculty Director
Margaret L. Satterthwaite
Faculty Director
Philip Alston
Faculty Director
Ryan Goodman
Executive Director
Youssef Farhat

Senior Cluster Leads

Center Chair & Faculty Director
César Rodríguez-Garavito
Faculty Director
Margaret L. Satterthwaite
Faculty Director
Philip Alston
Senior Fellow; Director, Transitional Justice program & Prevention Project
Pablo de Greiff
Interim Director, Global Justice Clinic
Ellie Happel
Director of the Digital Welfare State & Human Rights Project
Victoria Adelmant
Executive Director
Youssef Farhat

Executive Team

Center Chair & Faculty Director
César Rodríguez-Garavito
Executive Director
Youssef Farhat
Finances, Operations and Events Coordinator
Brigitta Call
Office Assistant for Programs
Mikayla Pyke Sharpe
Office Assistant for Programs
Diana Rangel

FORGE

Center Chair & Faculty Director
César Rodríguez-Garavito
Executive Director
Youssef Farhat
Human Rights & Regenerative Design Fellow
Ariel Sim
Research Lead
Carlos Andrés Baquero-Díaz
Research Scholar & Litigation Associate
Ashley Otilia Nemeth

Global Justice Clinic

Interim Director, Global Justice Clinic
Ellie Happel
Director, Haitian Immigrant Rights Project
Gabrielle Apollon
Co-Director, Caribbean Climate Justice Initiative
Sienna Merope-Synge

The Earth Rights Research & Action

Center Chair & Faculty Director
César Rodríguez-Garavito
Research Lead
Carlos Andrés Baquero-Díaz
Research Scholar & Litigation Associate
Melina De Bona
Research Scholar & Litigation Associate
Jacqueline Gallant
Research Affiliate
Arpitha Kodiveri
Research & Litigation Fellow
Michelle Lobo
Research Scholar
Jacob Metz-Lerman
Research Scholar & Litigation Associate
Ashley Otilia Nemeth
Human Rights & Regenerative Design Fellow
Ariel Sim

Prevention & Transitional Justice

Senior Fellow; Director, Transitional Justice program & Prevention Project
Pablo de Greiff
Legal and Policy Director
Rob Lothman
Legal & Program Manager
Lucia Monda
Policy & Program Manager
Mikhal Shachar

Inequalities

Faculty Director
Philip Alston
Research Scholar
Jackson Gandour
Faculty Assistant
Brianne Cuffe

Digital Welfare

Director of the Digital Welfare State & Human Rights Project
Victoria Adelmant
Senior Research Scholar, Digital Welfare State & Human Rights Project
Katelyn Cioffi