Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Clinic Asks U.N. Special Rapporteur to Declare CT Department of Correction “Tortures”

Yale Law School’s Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic filed an allegation letter to the United Nations documenting the use of solitary confinement and other abusive practices by the Connecticut Department of Correction, arguing that such practices constitute torture under international law.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Schell Center Fellow Spotlight: Soli Özel

A Q&A with Soli Özel, a current Tom and Andi Bernstein Fellow at the Schell Center.

Friday, April 19, 2019


David Smolansky Speaks on Venezuela’s Present Crisis and Future Outlook

On April 18, 2019 David Smolansky spoke at the Schell Center about the state of human rights in Venezuela.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Laurel E. Fletcher On Confronting Berkeley Law’s Past Through Art

U.C. Berkeley Professor of Law Laurel E. Fletcher spoke at the Schell Center on April 16, 2019.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Unregulated Nail Salons In Connecticut Pose Labor, Health Risks—A Commentary by Antonia Ayres-Brown

Antonia Ayres-Brown is a Yale College student in the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights at the Schell Center.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Schell Center Fellow Spotlight: David Marshall

David Marshall, a Visiting Human Rights Fellow at the Schell Center for International Human Rights who has worked as a human rights lawyer with the U.N., talks about his experiences in this Q&A.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Reporter Reveals How She Uncovered Hidden Civilian Death Toll in Iraq

In “The Uncounted,” a groundbreaking investigation in The New York Times Magazine, award-winning journalists Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal showed that the number of civilian casualties from U.S.-led airstrikes on ISIS strongholds in Iraq far exceeded the military’s reported figures.

Monday, April 1, 2019


Bernstein Symposium to Feature Discussions of Refugee and Migrant Rights

This year’s Bernstein Human Rights Symposium — April 4-5, 2019 — will convene lawyers, scholars, activists, journalists, and artists to assess the international refugee regime.

Thursday, March 28, 2019


Schell Center Announces 2019–2020 Postgraduate Fellows

The Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights announced its postgraduate fellows for the 2019–20 academic year. Taylor Burgess LL.M. ’19, Britta Redwood ’17, and Andrew Udelsman ’16 will be Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellows. Sebastian Bates LL.M. ’19, Nikila Kaushik LL.M. ’19, Mariana Olaizola ’19, and Mara Revkin ’16 will be Robina Foundation Human Rights Fellows.

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