Tyler Giannini is Co-Director of the Human Rights Program, Co-Director of its International Human Rights Clinic and a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining HLS, he was a founder and director of EarthRights International (ERI), an organization at the forefront of efforts to link human rights and environmental protection. He served as co-counsel in the landmark Doe v. Unocal case, a precedent-setting Alien Tort Statute (ATS) suit about the Yadana gas pipeline in Burma, which successfully settled in 2005. He is currently co-counsel in two ATS cases, and has authored numerous amicus curiae briefs including, in 2010, two to the United States Supreme Court in Samantar v. Yousuf and Presbyterian Church of Sudan v. Talisman.
Areas of expertise: Alien Tort Statute litigation, Business and Human Rights, Human Rights and the Environment.
Gerald L. Neuman is Co-Director of the Human Rights Program, and the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign, and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School. He teaches courses in international human rights law, immigration and nationality law, and U.S. constitutional law. He is also currently serving as a Member of the UN Human Rights Committee, the treaty body that monitors compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Areas of Expertise: Human Rights Law, Immigration and Nationality Law, and U.S. and Comparative Constitutional Law.
Susan Farbstein is Co-Director of the Human Rights Program’s International Human Rights Clinic and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Law School. Before joining HRP, Farbstein worked at the Cape Town office of the International Center for Transitional Justice. She is currently co-counsel in In re South African Apartheid Litigation, a suit against major multinational corporations for aiding and abetting human rights violations committed by the apartheid state; Mamani v. Sánchez de Lozada, which brings claims against the former Bolivian president and defense minister related to a 2003 civilian massacre; and has authored numerous amicus curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court. At the Clinic, she has worked on transitional justice issues in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Burma, and Thailand.
Areas of Expertise: Alien Tort Statute litigation, Transitional Justice, Southern Africa.
Mindy Jane Roseman is the Academic Director of the Human Rights Program, and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Before joining HRP, Roseman was an Instructor in the Department of Population and International Health at Harvard School of Public Health, and a Senior Research Officer at the International Health and Human Rights Program, François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health.
Area of Expertise: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.
Bonnie Docherty is a Senior Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law at the International Human Rights Clinic. She is also a Senior Researcher in the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW), for which she has worked since 2001. Bonnie participated actively as a researcher and legal adviser in the successful campaign for the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions. For Human Rights Watch, she has conducted field research and written reports on cluster munition use in Georgia (2008), Lebanon (2006), Iraq (2003), and Afghanistan (2001-2002) and the civilian effects of armed conflict in Israel (2006), Israel/Gaza (2005), and Iraq (2003).
Areas of Expertise: International Humanitarian law, particularly involving cluster munitions and civilian protection during armed conflict; Human Rights and the Environment.
Deborah Popowski is a Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program. A former fellow with the Skirball Program on Medical Professionals, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, she supervises clinical students working on accountability for U.S. health professionals involved in torture and other human rights violations. Deborah is co-counsel in a complaint filed with the Ohio Psychology Board against retired U.S. Army Colonel Larry James, a former senior intelligence psychologist at Guantánamo and now Dean of Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology.
Areas of Expertise: Human Rights and Counterterrorism, Professional Ethics and Human Rights, and Protest and Assembly Rights.
Fernando Delgado is a Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program. A former Global Advocacy Fellow, Fernando supervises students on international fact-finding, reporting, and litigation projects related to extrajudicial executions, torture, arbitrary detention, corruption, and accountability, often with a focus on Brazil. Fernando is currently co-counsel in prisoners’ rights cases brought in partnership with Brazilian non-governmental organization Justiça Global and other groups before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Meera Shah is a Clinical Advocacy Fellow at the Human Rights Program. Her work examines the intersection of international human rights and humanitarian law, with a focus on displacement, national security policies, and issues of prolonged military occupation. She has a regional focus on the Middle East, where she spent several years working and studying.
Before joining HRP, Meera was a law clerk to the Honorable Andre M. Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Baltimore, Maryland. She has held internships with the Center for Constitutional Rights and Human Rights First. Meera received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she served as an articles editor for the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and was awarded the Lowenstein Fellowship for graduates pursuing public interest law. Meera also holds an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University.
Area of Expertise: Humanitarian law, National security policies.