Sienna Merope-Synge
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law

Sienna Merope-Synge is a co-supervisor of the Global Justice Clinic’s project on Human Rights in Haiti’s Emerging Mining Sector and co-teaches the Global Justice Clinic Seminar. She is also a Staff Attorney with the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti,¬†working between New York and Port-au-Prince. Her work has a particular focus on the accountability of international actors in Haiti, including¬†leading global advocacy efforts to secure remedies for victims of the UN-introduced Haiti cholera epidemic and child support for victims of peacekeeper sexual exploitation in Haiti. She frequently provides expert commentary on human rights in Haiti and UN accountability issues as a guest lecturer and in the media. Before joining IJDH, Sienna worked as a United Nations consultant on transitional justice and gender-based violence issues, as a public law litigation attorney with the law firm of Herbert Smith Freehills, and served as judicial clerk to the Honorable TF Bathurst, Chief Justice of NSW, Australia.

Sienna earned her LLM at the NYU School of Law in 2015, where she was a Hauser Global Scholar and Student Advocate in the Global Justice Clinic. She holds political science and law degrees with First Class Honors from the University of Melbourne, Australia.


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